midterm topics- phil 12

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**This is not yet a full list.  It is only up to date with what we  have covered in class.  I will update it as we move through the  latest lectures** The following are questions that you should be able to answer to  be fully prepared for the midterm.  Keep in mind that giving a  brief or simple answer to these may not be sufficient.  If a  question here asks what a central concept is, it may not be  enough for you to simply be able to regurgitate a simple  definition of that concept.  Some questions on the exam will be  aimed at uncovering deep understanding of concepts.  The fuller  answer you are able to give to each of these questions to better.  Try to be sure that you think beyond spiting out a sentence in  reply and can make connections between concepts, generate and  identify examples, and apply the knowledge implicit in those  definitions.   ___________________________________________________________ _ What is  critical thinking ? What are reasons to care about critical thinking? What are some common misunderstandings about critical  thinking?
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What is an instrumental use of language? What is an argumentative use of language?  Where would we  find such language? What is a statement? What are premises? What is a conclusion? How are premises and conclusions identified or defined?
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This note was uploaded on 07/28/2010 for the course PHIL Phil 12 taught by Professor Amndabrovold during the Spring '10 term at San Diego.

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