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Unformatted text preview: 3. Philosophical questions no clue Ex. What is justice? Philosophys double task: 1. To examine and criticize the presuppositions of value judgments made or implied by peoples actions: o assess reasons for and against o clarify the implications of possible lines of choice o show conflicts of values o remove inconsistencies o not to tell people what to do but face them with the issue 2. To elucidate basic concepts o Concepts are structural units of our thinking (p. 38) How do philosophers do Philosophy?-Rational Methods: logics-Arguments: reasons, not just final statements (conclusions)-Ask Why?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PHIL 304 taught by Professor Roddy during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
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