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Taborn_Ty_Exam - 1/21/2008 Philo 100 Final Exam 1) All X...

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1/21/2008 Philo 100 Final Exam 1) All X are Y All Y are Z Some X are not Z Therefore, No X are Y In this example the premises do not result in true conclusions. Firstly, there are two true premises and a false conclusion. By given definition in the course this argument can be used as a counter example rendering it invalid. If all X are Y, then it cannot conclude that No X are Y. If all X are Y and all Y are Z, it can follow that all X are Z. The premise that Some X are not Z doesn’t follow the logic presented in the first two premises. 2) The First Cause version of the Cosmological Argument is bound to fail if it assumes that everything has a first cause. So, the statement made in the question is false. At some point there has to be a First Cause or else the chain of causes is endless. The argument is bound to fail because it forces the reader to decide whether or not to believe that everything has a cause or that the chain of causes has to stop somewhere. 3) By using “very” instead of “all” to describe God’s abilities, Mary
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