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Lecture 6 - Logic and Reasoning PHIL 102[6 12 Sept Check...

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Logic and Reasoning PHIL 102 [6] 12 Sept - Check Compass for the lecture notes - Do the homework - Reach out: John, Zach or me When Claims Conflict head2right If a claim conflicts with other claims we have good reason to accept, we have good grounds for doubting it. head2right If a claim conflicts with our background information, we have good reason to doubt it. Chapter 4: Reasons for Belief and Doubt When Claims Conflict head2right If a claim conflicts with other claims we have good reason to accept, we have good grounds for doubting it. head2right If a claim conflicts with our background information, we have good reason to doubt it. Chapter 4: Reasons for Belief and Doubt Example: Accept (known): John often borrows money from you. New claim (by John): ‘I just bought a Ferrari!’ When Claims Conflict head2right If a claim conflicts with other claims we have good reason to accept, we have good grounds for doubting it. head2right If a claim conflicts with our background information, we have good reason to doubt it. Chapter 4: Reasons for Belief and Doubt When Claims Conflict head2right If a claim conflicts with other claims we have good reason to accept, we have good grounds for doubting it. head2right If a claim conflicts with our background information , we have good reason to doubt it. Chapter 4: Reasons for Belief and Doubt The large collection of very well-supported beliefs that we all rely on to inform our actions and choices When Claims Conflict head2right If a claim conflicts with other claims we have good reason to accept, we have good grounds for doubting it. head2right If a claim conflicts with our background information , we have good reason to doubt it. Chapter 4: Reasons for Belief and Doubt The large collection of very well-supported beliefs that we all rely on to inform our actions and choices Examples: - Laws of nature (gravitation) barb2right reports about aliens - Conservation of energy barb2right ‘no free lunch’ - Random processes barb2right lottery wins - Facts about people barb2right average abilities barb2right psychics - Reliability of reports barb2right websites, TV stations, people Etc.
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When Claims Conflict head2right If a claim conflicts with other claims we have good reason to accept, we have good grounds for doubting it.
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