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” to fight the demons of anti-Semitism he faces during his schooling in Cambridge.  Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson) is the “Flying Scottsman”  PHI 330  Advanced Logic Professor Gary Mar Section 1. Liars, Truth-Tellers, and Truth Tables Logic, like the microscope, takes certain features that are of negligible importance in everyday usage and  makes them prominent.  For this reason, logic is crucial when precision and accuracy of expression are paramount.   Consider the following transcript from the Watergate Impeachment proceedings against President Richard  Nixon.   1
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Thinking Matters    Unit I   Critical Thinking as Problem Solving The House Judiciary Committee Debate on ‘Unless’ Debate on the Articles of Impeachment ( pp. 137-49 ) Friday, July 26, 1974 House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary. The committee met, pursuant to notice, at 11:55 a.m.  Sen. Peter W. Rodino, Jr. (Chairman) presiding. D ICTIONARY : P: The committee should postpone for 10 days further consideration of whether sufficient grounds exist for  impeachment proceedings. Q: By 12 noon on Saturday, July 27, the President gives his unequivocal assurance to produce all taped conversations  subpoenaed by the committee. M C C LORY S  M OTION P unless Q fails . L ATTA S  P ARAPHRASE If Q fails, then P; and  if Q, then not P. L ATTA ' S  C ORRECTION P provided that Q.  M C C LORY S  I MPLICATION ‘P unless Q fails’ implies ’ not P if Q fails’ M R . M C C LORY : I have a motion at the clerk’s desk, which I have distributed among the members, Mr. Chairman. The C HAIRMAN : The clerk will read the motion. The  C LERK   ( reading ): Mr. McClory moves to postpone for 10 days further consideration of whether sufficient  grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its constitutional power of impeachment  unless  by 12 noon, eastern daylight time, on Saturday, July 27, 1974, the President  fails to give  his unequivocal  assurance to produce forthwith all taped conversations subpoenaed by the committee which are to be made  available to the district court pursuant to court order in U NITED  S TATES   VS . M ITCHELL ... M R . L ATTA : . .. I just want to call [Mr. McClory’s] attention before we vote, to the wording of his motion.  You move  to postpone for 10 days  unless  the President  fails to give  his assurance to produce the tapes.  So,  if  he  fails  tomorrow, we get 10 days.   If  he complies, we do  not .  The way you have it drafted I would suggest that you  2
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PHI 330  Advanced Logic Professor Gary Mar correct your motion to say that you get 10 days 
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course PHI 330 taught by Professor Mar during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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