PHILO1200Assgmt1

PHILO1200Assgmt1 - Name: Shanni Deng September 2008 Student...

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Name: Shanni Deng 16 September 2008 Student #: 250471480 Tutorial Section: 011 Philosophy 1200 (001) – Assignment #1 Exercise 1.1 5. The text states that a lack of critical thinking results in a loss of personal liberty because when we are not thinking critically, we allow other people’s beliefs to occupy our minds and control the choices we make and actions we perform. These ideas, often handed down by parents, friends, and teachers, are not quite ours until we come up with strong reasons to believe them. Otherwise, we are constrained to live vicariously through someone else’s mentality. 10. According to the text, the best way to determine how much we should invest in a statement is to look at the quality of reasons that support it. The more justifiable and numerous they are, the easier and safer it is to trust in it. Contrarily, if a statement lacks affirmative premises, it might not be in our best interest to believe them. 18. Yes, the passage contains an argument because there is both a premise and a conclusion. The
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