Phil xx1, Lecture Notes 1

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Sheet1 Page 1 Philosophy xx1, Lecture Notes Some Obstacles to Arguement Analysis -lack of a adequate vocabulary or background -the desire to be tolerant -confusing the arguement with its presentation -misconceptions about truth and rationality (rational things may not be the truth) -the use of "argument stoppers" ("Ill believe what I want to believe" | "Thats just a matter of opinion") An argument stopper is a response to an arguement that has the effect of cutting off discussion and preventing careful argum e That's a subjective judgment Who's to say that that's true? Remarks such as these never amount to substantive criticisms of arguments. Instead, the typically indicate that the speaker is the question of whether the premises of the argument are true, or whether they provide significant support for the conclusion. Language and Truth Old title for XX1: "In Pursuit of Truth" What is truth? What sorts of things are true or false? - propositions, statements, claims
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