Question

Examine the following argument:

a) All pornography is trash.
b) All pornography contains sexual imagery.
c) All erotic art contains sexual imagery.
Therefore d) all erotic art is trash.

If the statements a, b, and c, are true, would that make d also be true? Why or why not?

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This argument is a string of universal affirmatives, where each premises is making a universal affirmative claim in the form of all p is x and all s is y. Even if premises a, b, and c are true it does not necessarily make d true....

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