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Better Your Life (Collection) by John Maketa, Heather Ishikawa, Russ Hall, Stewart Emery, Judy Chartrand, Richard Paul, Linda Elder

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Day Ten. Distinguish Among Questions of Fact, Preference, and Judgment

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Figure 10.1. In approaching a question, it is useful to figure out what type it is. Is it a question with one definitive answer? Is it a question that calls for subjective choice? Or, does the question require us to consider competing answers?

One way to analyze questions is to focus on the type of reasoning required by the question. With one-system questions, there is an established procedure or method for finding the answer. With no-system questions, the question is properly answered in accordance with one’s subjective preference; there is no “correct” answer. With conflicting-system ...

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