Intro to Philosophy Class 3

Intro to Philosophy Class 3 - Philosophy of Religion Truth...

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Unformatted text preview: Philosophy of Religion Truth What kinds of things are true? Truth What kinds of things are true? Not sentences, but propositions. Truth What kinds of things are true? Not sentences, but propositions. Some sentences can be used to express different propositions under different circumstances. Truth What kinds of things are true? Not sentences, but propositions. Some sentences can be used to express different propositions under different circumstances. Indexicals. Truth What kinds of things are true? Not sentences, but propositions. Some sentences can be used to express different propositions under different circumstances. Indexicals. God exists doesnt have indexicals in it. Charity We should first aim to give an argument its most charitable possible reading. Charity We should first aim to give an argument its most charitable possible reading. Dont mention Darwin until about a quarter past two. The Teleological Argument Form of argument by analogy: 1. a is like b in respect R 2. b has R because of X . Like effects have like causes. 1. Therefore , a has R because of X . An Argument by Analogy for the Existence of God What are the respects in which natural things and artifacts are said to be similar? An Argument by Analogy for the Existence of God What are the respects in which natural things and artifacts are said to be similar? They must be properties that artifacts only have in virtue of being designed. An Argument by Analogy for the Existence of God What are the respects in which natural things and artifacts are said to be similar? They must be properties that artifacts only have in virtue of being designed. Orderliness, being well-suited to the attainment of ends, complexity. An Analogical Argument for the Existence of God 1. Living things are like artifacts in that both are complex, orderly, and well-suited to satisfying their function. An Analogical Argument for the Existence of God 1. Living things are like artifacts in that both are complex, orderly, and well-suited to satisfying their function....
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