Critical Thinking and Problem Solving



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Critical thinking and problem solving
In debate 1, Should the “Ashley X” treatments have been permitted” the premise is that the surgical procedure carried out to Ashley could enable the caregivers to offer improved care (Lewis, 2007). The little girl underwent a surgical procedure that involved the removal of the appendix, uterus, and breast buds. The procedure was proposed as the best solution for the severely disabled children. In this debate, the conclusion was that not every medical intervention can be used for treatment. The intervention provided to Ashley was a violation of human right.

In the debate of whether Osama Bin Laden’s death a decisive blow to Al Qaeda or an unmitigated victory against terrorism, the premise is that Osama had claimed many innocent lives through terrorism and hence his death would weaken the activities of Al-Qaeda-linked groups (Clarke, 2011). It conclusion is that the death of Laden is a blow to Al-Qaeda.

An inference is not warranted in Ashley’s debate. The intervention that was provided to her was not effective as it did more harm rather than offering a solution (Lewis, 2007). However, an inference is warranted in Osama’s Debate. Laden was the leader of Al-Qaeda and was responsible for the atrocities that claimed many innocent lives. Killing the leader is, therefore, a blow to the entire group which has an effect of reducing terrorism activities.

The arguments used inductive reasoning. They begin with premises with an assumption to be true and then identify something else that may be true considering the premises (statements) are true. For instance, the Ashley’s debate starts by assuming that the medical surgery performed to her could provide a better care through caregivers (Lewis, 2007). In Osama’s debate, it is assumed that laden’s death would be a blow to the Al-Qaeda. The debate continues to determine if a blow to the Al-Qaeda would contribute to peace in the world (Clarke, 2011).
Clarke, R. A. (2011, May 3). Bin Laden’s dead. Al Qaeda’s not Op-Ed. The New York Times, p. A.23. (ProQuest Document ID 864311946).
Lewis, J. (2007, January 6). The moral line in medicine shifts once again. The Independent, p. 37. (ProQuest Document ID 311096455)


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