Model Outline - Standard Model - Premise o Reasons for your...

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- Premise o Reasons for your conclusion o The better the reason the more likely your conclusion is true o Provide Information - Loopholes o Doubts about the truth of the conclusion o Premises can be true and conclusion is false o The more loopholes you have, the farther from the conclusion the info in the premises leaves us - Validity o An argument is valid provided that in every situation you can think of in which the premises of the argument are true, its conclusion is true o An argument is valid provided it is loophole free o Invalid arguments are not bad arguments ***Page 7, 15, 17 Argument Support - Complex Arguments o Arguments in which some of its premises are themselves argued for within the argument itself - Simple Arguments o None of its premises are argued for within the argument - Counterexample o Canonical name for loophole - Maximal Ignorance o It is just as easy to imagine counterexamples as it is to imagine situations where the premises and conclusion are true o
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PHILOSOPHY 101 taught by Professor Buechner during the Fall '06 term at Rutgers.

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