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Unformatted text preview: clearly in your paper. Then you will be in a position to evaluate. Your paper should have the following structure: I. Set up and state the argument. Then introduce the thesis you will defend. II. Evaluate the argument for validity (as discussed in the first part of the course) and explain your evaluation. III. Evaluate the argument for soundness (again, as discussed in the first part of the course) and explain your evaluation. This part should defend or reject a single objection to one premise!! IV. Apply your conclusions about validity and soundness to the case: Is the conclusion correct? Has Pascal demonstrated the rationality of religious belief? If you conclude that the argument is deductively valid (hint: it is, and you will be able to follow the demonstration from lecture), then the question...
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This document was uploaded on 03/26/2014 for the course PHIL 192 at CSU San Bernardino.
- Fall '13