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PHIL 2010: Introduction to Philosophy Dr. Berry 1 of 2 HOMEWORK EXERCISES Cannon, “Fundamentals” from Deductive Logic in Natural Language 1. a. Can you pick up a paper on your way home from work? Not a proposition; interrogative, neither T nor F. b. Meet me at the library at 1:00. Not a proposition; imperative, neither T nor F. c. George knows when the committee will meet. Proposition. d. I hereby name this ship, Rights of Man . Not a proposition; performative. e. Smashing a bottle of champagne against its bow, the elegant lady intoned those words and thereby named that ship, Rights of Man . Proposition. f. I promise to pay you back at the end of the month for the dinner you bought me. Not a proposition; performative. g. What a magnificent performance! Could be taken to express the proposition, ‘That performance was magnificent.’ h. Bravo! Not a proposition; interjection, neither T nor F. i. Wasn’t that a magnificent performance? A rhetorical question;
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