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Final Study Guide - Final Study Guide - PHIL 105-21 Be...

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Final Study Guide - PHIL 105-21 Be prepared to articulate and explain. .. Unit 1 – What is Philosophy? Psychological Origins: The universal assumptions that are part of the natural attitude . How it is that these assumptions make philosophy possible. Evidence and Argument: Various argument forms ( modus ponens and modus tollens ). Various fallacies, (affirming the consequent, denying the antecedent, begging the question). The difference between validity and soundness when evaluating arguments. Historical Origins: The basic perennial themes that emerge from pre-Socratic philosophers. The enterprise of the Sophists and how they bridge the gap between the pre-Socratic philosophers and Plato. The Nature, Aspirations and Preconditions of Philosophy: (A) the two types of virtues required for philosophy, (B) why they are necessary, and (C) the nature of the philosophers’ education and how the allegory of the cave illustrates it. Plato's “Big Idea” as articulated in class.
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course PHIL 110 taught by Professor Errinclark during the Spring '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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