Midterm Review 2 - Topic Name Delonta Holmes Teacher W Hawk...

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Topic Name: Delonta Holmes Teacher: W. Hawk Class:CT Date Questions/Main Ideas: Notes Finding Arguments Premise Indicators and Conclusion Indicators. There the “premise-indicators” point to the explaining factors (the explanans ), and the “conclusion- indicators” point to the description of the phenomenon to be explained (the explanandum ). Principle of Charity one must make the argument as strong as the original language permits. HOWEVER – do not be more charitable than the language permits, i.e. do not remake the argument improving its strength. Crito Crito’s appeal to Socrates : “But, O! my beloved Socrates, let me entreat you once more to take my advice and escape.” [2/1] Crito’s Argument “For if you die I shall not only [1] lose a friend who can never be replaced, but there is another evil: [2] people who do not know you and me will believe that I might have saved you if I had been willing to give money, but that I did not care.” Crito’s Second Set of Arguments ] this is playing into the hands of your enemies and destroyers; and [4] moreover I should say that you were betraying your children Crito’s Personal Challenges But you are choosing the easier part, “ and your friends will be thought of as lacking courage. Three Wrongs in Escaping “first, because in disobeying us he is disobeying his parents; secondly, because we are the authors of his education; thirdly, because he has made an agreement with us that he will duly obey our commands;” Grounding Arguments In Fact Determining Whether Premises are True. Most instances of determining wether a statement is true or not or its probability of truth 1] Observation – direct experience 2] Testimony – the word of others Utilitarianism John Staurt Mills
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2010 for the course PHIL 120 taught by Professor H during the Spring '10 term at James Madison University.

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Midterm Review 2 - Topic Name Delonta Holmes Teacher W Hawk...

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