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Statements and Arguments
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Belief is just another word for statement or claim. A statement is an assertion that something is or is not the case. So statements or claims are the kinds of things that are true or false. Examples of non-statements include: questions, commands, greetings and exclamations.
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When your engaged in Critical Thinking: your either evaluating statements or formulating them MOST IMPORTANT TO CRITICAL THINKING IS TO SEE HOW STRONGLY YOU CAN BELIEVE IN STATEMENTS YOU DO THIS BY SEEING THE QUALITY OF REASONS TO BELIEVE THEM.
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WHEN YOU CAN’T COME TO A WELL REASONED BELIEF ABOUR STATEMENTS, good critical thinkers WAIT until there is ENOUGH EVIDENCE to make an INTELLIGENT DECISION.
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1. Do you think she is nice? 2. Should our religious beliefs be guided by reason, emotion, or faith? 3. Stop making so much noise! 4. The Iraq war was a terrible mistake. 5. The Afghan war was not a terrible mistake
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course PHIL 110 taught by Professor Kay during the Spring '07 term at S.F. State.

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