Unformatted text preview: nothing at all, because the truth of certain claims cannot be verified. 2.1.20 Our knowledge does not require certainty. If we were to solely believe in matters that are for certain, then we would know very little. As rational beings, we adhere to claims not because they are beyond all possible doubt, but because they are beyond all reasonable doubt. 2.2.2 Face-saving. 2.2.9 Self-interested thinking. 2.2.11 Self-interested thinking. 2.3.2 b. 2.3.7 No good reason listed. 2.4.4 Appeal to popularity. Negative effect: overlooking more important factors than popularity (i.e. own political standing) 2.4.6 Peer pressure. Negative effect: More vulnerable to the manipulation of those with opposing beliefs 2.5.4 Face-saving. Negative consequences: Failure to practice critical thinking as a result of ignoring evidence 2.5.5face-saving: Negative consequence: A surge of guilt or regret for having cheated...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course PHILOSOP 1200 taught by Professor Viger during the Fall '09 term at UWO.
- Fall '09