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Jared Restivo PHL 100, MWF 10-10:50 Journal #2 In philosophy, there are many opportunities to make false assumptions through presumptions. These are known as logical fallacies. In Being Logical by D.Q. McInerney, many common logical fallacies are described, explained, and proven wrong. Many of these occur on a day-to-day basis, and are hard to ignore. Understanding why these fallacies are untrue is a many key to fully discovering logic and philosophy. One type of fallacy is known as ‘denying the antecedent.’ This involves taking a true statement and falsely assuming that the opposite is also true. In a pattern form, the true statement would be A B, and the false assumption is ~A ~B. In a real life instance, the true statement is, “If Eric is studying, then he is doing well in classes.” The false assumption is, “If Eric isn’t studying, then he must not be doing well in classes.” However, the first statement does not that Eric will do well in classes exclusively if he
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course PHL 100 taught by Professor Gangle during the Spring '08 term at Endicott.

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