SIMON FRASER phil001 1077001week5#1part (1)

SIMON FRASER phil001 1077001week5#1part (1) - Dr Mcs...

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Dr Mc’s Philosophy 001 (1077) Part Notes, Week 5#1 © If you know that an argument is valid, should you accept its conclusion? Leibniz’s argument: 1. If (a Judeo-Christian) God exists, then this is the best of all possible worlds. 2. . 3. Voltaire’s argument: 1. If (a Judeo-Christian) God exists, then this is the best of all possible worlds. 2. 3. Two _____ arguments, but it would not ___________ to accept them both. The conclusion of one is ______________________ of the other. It is not rational to ____________________________. Soundness and Strength We must deal with _________ and _________ arguments separately. I. ______________ soundness and strength An argument is _____________ sound if and only if (i) it is _______, and (ii) all its premises are ________. Examples? Valid arguments whose premises _____________________. 1077001week5#1part 1
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D4.1 . An argument is _________________ for a person if and only if i) it is ________________, and ii) it is _____________________________________________ all the argument’s premises. Examples of strong arguments depend ________________________ The above argument is _____________________________. I.e., it is reasonable for all of us to think _________________.
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2010 for the course PHIL 001 taught by Professor Peterhorban during the Fall '09 term at Simon Fraser.

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