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summer-Phil-20B-2 - Philosophy 20B History of Medieval...

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Philosophy 20B Instructor: Vasilis Tsompanidis office: South Hall 5714 email: vtso@umail.ucsb.edu Course Website and Syllabus: http://www.philosophy.ucsb.edu/websites/phil20B/ Course Requirements: 2 papers (3-5 pages long), 30% each. Final Exam (30%). Section participation (10%)
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A brief introduction to Logic Logic is the area of study concerned with the principles of correct reasoning. An argument is a set of statements, one or more of which, the premises , are claimed to provide reason to believe or support for another statement, the conclusion . If an argument is such that its conclusion cannot be false on the assumption that its premises are true, then the argument is said to be valid .
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Argument 1 If Battlestar Galactica is Vasilis’s favorite TV show, then Vasilis is an anti-social geek. Battlestar Galactica is Vasilis’s favorite TV show.
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