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Unformatted text preview: September 7, 2010 I. Review a. The Primary Concern of Logic i. When evaluating whether a set of premises supports a conclusion ask: ii. Are the premises t rue? iii. Does the conclusion follow from the premises? b. What is an Argument? i. An argument is a set of propositions in which some of the members (PREMISES) of the set are intended to provide evidential support for one of the propositions (CONCLUSION) I I. Some Feature of Arguments a. Propositions i. Propositions are the basic building blocks of arguments ii. A proposition is a statement that can evaluated as true or false iii. Prop: Barak Obama in pres 1. There’s is beer in the fridge 2. I like apple pie iv. Not prop: is Barak the pres? 1. Get me a beer. 2. Mmm, apple pie. v. Types of non propositions: 1. Questions 2. Commands 3. Expressive(s) 4. Per formatives (I now pronounce you husband and wife)… your action vi. A single sentence can express more than one proposition 1. Ex: Obama is the president and Biden if the vice president...
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2011 for the course PHIL 100 taught by Professor Forte during the Fall '08 term at Bridgewater State University.
- Fall '08