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Jack s s PRINCIPLE OF CHARITY
Compare two possible interpretations of
s “I can afford a new car. I am a
s 1. I can afford a new car therefore I am
s 2. I can afford a new car because I am a
s DISTINGUISHING JUSTIFICATIONS
Reasoning can either be an attempt at
justification or an attempt at
s In an argument we seek to justify some
statement—usually in an attempt to
convince someone of its truth.
s In an explanation we already accept the
truth of a statement but we try to say
how it came about.
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