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response paper 3 - Kyle Reed September 8, 2006 Emergence of...

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Kyle Reed September 8, 2006 Emergence of Life in the Universe Response Paper #3 1.) The criteria for judging whether or not a belief is true is if the belief corresponds directly to reality. On page eight of the reading gives the valid example of the statement “It is raining.” The previous statement only has the ability to be either true of false, and whichever it is; it is based on the reality of the local weather and nothing else. Psychology, motivation, or the persons’ evidence has no bearing on whether or not the assertion is true. 2.) There are two basic criticisms for the correspondence theory which can be found on page eight of the Emergence of Life in the Universe packet. The first being that the theory is overly simplified and tends to be misleading. We don’t, nor could we, check our statements one by one against reality. The second is that the correspondence theory operates purely formal. It is true that we can’t check our statements because it’s not a procedure, rather it is something that you must teach,
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2009 for the course ENG 20006 taught by Professor Generaltso during the Spring '09 term at New Hampshire.

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