lecture 11-07-06

lecture 11-07-06 - 11/07/06 Phil 115 Dilemma P or not P o...

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11/07/06 Phil 115 Dilemma P or not P o Disjunction ‘or’ o Either you know something or you don’t know it. o You can’t inquire after something if you do or you don’t know it. o You can’t inquire period. A priori—mathematical truths, philosophical truths. A posteriori—stuff you know. You can start a search and refine the idea the idea as you develop more insight. You can’t start unless if you know what you’re looking for is a bit suspicious Socrates-reductio argument o Guy has to set a belief then Socrates shakes for more beliefs, and the beliefs form an argument that leads to a contradiction. o Nothing about the reduction that tells you where it is specifically wrong. o Negative method for refuting o It could be either this or that or that that was wrong. Socrates always says you have to have a definition first, the priority. o Weak- knowledge of a definition can be the foundation for further knowledge. o
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