LPL 2.23 - every philosopher will also become wealthy This...

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LPL 2.23 RIK SENGUPTA The argument is valid. But it is not sound. The following is an informal proof. We know philosophers have the intelligence needed to be computer scientists. Also, we are given that anyone with the intelligence needed to be a computer scientist will become one. So, since philosophers obviously have the intelligence needed to be computer scientists, they will all become computer scientists. We are given that anyone who becomes a computer scientist will eventually become wealthy. Since we proved earlier that every philosopher will become a computer scientist, it follows logically that
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Unformatted text preview: every philosopher will also become wealthy. This completes the proof. The unsoundness of this argument is based on the fact that all the premises are false. All philosophers certainly don’t have the intelligence needed to be computer scientists; all computer scientists don’t eventually become wealthy; and everyone with the capability to become a computer scientist certainly does not become one....
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