Chapter Two - Chapter Two Some Logical Relations of...

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Chapter Two Some Logical Relations of Statements Inconsistency Inconsistency – a logical fault of claiming that two or more statements are true which cannot be true together It is not possible for both of them to be true together Piques human curiosity – it needs explaining Can be a conflict of claim with an accepted fact Statements are logically inconsistent only when it is not possible for them all to be true together Different from those that don’t fit together very well Can be caused by an abrupt shift of style or tone of speech Any two or more statements are either logically consistent or logically inconsistent Since any two statements are related in meaning are not, there is an asymmetry of meaning and consistency Statements must be related in meaning in order for them to be logically inconsistent Implication Implication – a logical relation of statements such that one being true makes the other true Implications of a statement are whatever other statements are made true by it
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Carr during the Spring '07 term at Christopher Newport University.

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