Lecture Notes 6 - A BRIEF NOTE ON NON-TRUTH FUNCTIONAL...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
31 A BRIEF NOTE ON NON-TRUTH FUNCTIONAL OPERATORS: EXAMPLE: P: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION OCCURRED TRUE Q: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION OCCURRED TRUE NOW LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING CLAIMS: P AFTER Q (TRUE) Q AFTER P (FALSE) THE TRUTH VALUE OF THE TWO-PLACE OPERATOR AFTER IS NOT DETERMINED BY THE TRUTH VALUES OF THE COMPONENTS (P AND Q) THEREFORE, WE CAN SAY THAT AFTER IS NOT TRUTH FUNCTIONAL SENTENCES THAT ARE NON-TRUTH FUNCTIONALLY COMPOUND ARE TREATED AS SIMPLE SENTENCES. A BRIEF NOTE ABOUT CONDITIONALS: MATERIAL CONDITIONAL - THE TYPE OF CONDITIONAL DEFINED BY TRUTH TABLE WE ARE DISCUSSING IN THIS CLASS INDICATIVE CONDITIONAL- NO FORMAL DEFINITION, UNFORTUNATELY, MATERIAL CONDITIONALS ALLOW FOR STRANGE THINGS LIKE: IF 77 IS EVEN, THEN 77 IS ODD IF THE WORLD IS ON THE BACK OF A TURTLE, THEN YOU ARE A STUDENT AT USC THESE ARE BOTH TRUE INTERPRETED AS MATERIAL CONDITIONAL STATEMENTS, BUT DON T SEEM TO BE RIGHT THE WAY WE NORMALLY USE IF...THEN... STATEMENTS IN ENGLISH.
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern