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Chapter One 3) What are some of the presuppositions of other course you are taking? I am taking Calculus III this semester. Some of its presuppositions are Calculus, the fact that derivatives exist and basic addition. I am also taking English. Some of its presuppositions are grammar, reading and writing. 4) How is skepticism self-contradictory? Skepticism is self-contradictory because a total skepticism means that it is impossible to know anything. If that is the case then it would be impossible for a skeptic to even know that it’s impossible, because by knowing that you would admit that you know at least one thing. 5) What examples of difference in kind and difference in degree can you think of? Think of examples from your other classes. A difference of degree in psychology could be the personality of an individual,
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Unformatted text preview: whereas a difference of kind would be 2 different types of psychological disorders. A difference of degree in sciences could be the different measurements of objects, whereas a difference of kind would be chemistry and biology. 6) Give at least one example of univocal and analogous use of terms, using words used in courses you are taking. An example of a univocal use of a term would be using the term “noun” in the sentences “A dog is a noun” and “A car is a noun.” An example of an analogous use of a term would be using the term “cute” in the same sentences. For example, “The dog is cute” and “the car is cute.” They are close but are not the same....
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