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Take a look back at the list given earlier of characteristics conveyed by ‘liberal’: it is difficult to say which are part of its primary connotation, and which are only part of its secondary connotation. 28 Why should we become critical thinkers? 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 2 3111 A further reason for us to concern ourselves with this distinction is that it is the secondary connotation of many words that gives the sentences in which they occur their rhetorical force.

1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 2 3111 The Government will announce that the electricity supply is to be cut off tomorrow. The sentence leaves ambiguous the question of when the announcement will be made and when the electricity supply is to be cut off: ◗ Tomorrow, the Government will announce that the electricity supply is to be cut off. ) ◗ The Government is going to announce that, tomorrow, the electricity supply will be cut off. ) Syntactic ambiguities are sometimes more difficult than lexical ones to interpret on the basis of context.

For example, if someone argues: ‘Sally is taking drugs; therefore she is breaking the law,’ the arguer is probably using the rather vague term ‘drugs’ in the narrow sense of ‘unlawful recreational drugs’, or perhaps 44 Logic: deductive validity 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5111 6 7 8 9 2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 2 3111 in the sense of ‘narcotics’. In the wider sense of ‘drugs’ that includes medicinal drugs, this would obviously be a bad argument. Furthermore, the arguer is assuming, without explicitly stating, that it is illegal to take such drugs.

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