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5. If Aristole was a more profound thinker than Wittgenstein, then there has not been progress in philosophy. Aristole was the more profound thinker of the two. Therefore, there hasn’t been much progress in philosophy. Dictionary: A For “aristole is a more profound thinker than Wittgenstein”, P for “there has been progress in philosophy” A=>~P A ------ ~P Affirming the antecedent (modus ponens), valid 6. If she was involved in the bombing, she won’t testify at the trial of her lover. She won’t (wiil not) testify at the trial of her lover. Therefore, she was involved in the bombing. Dictionary: B for “she was involved in the bombing”, T for “testify at the trial of her lover” B=>~T ~T ------ B Affirming the consequent, invalid 7. If capital punishment deters murder, then the murder rate should increase (when the capital punishment is abolished). The murder rate does not increase(when capital punishment is abolished). Therefore, capital punishment does not deter murder.
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2010 for the course PHI PHI 1101 taught by Professor Apalstova during the Fall '10 term at University of Ottawa.

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