A Few Tips for Writing a Philosophy Paper
Writing philosophy exercises your ability to communicate your ideas in a clear,
concise and persuasive manner by forcing you to provide well-supported and
well-reasoned arguments. Developing this skill will prove
For an argument to be valid, all premises must be true. If all premises are true, the
conclusion MUST BE true.
A sound argument is an high kind of threshold where its a valid argument plus all the
premises are true.
But what can make the conclusion false?
Ji Young (Julie) Kim
Descartes Fourth Meditation
In Fourth Meditation, Descartes begins with the assumption that God exists, that he is
infallible, and that he is not a deceiver. Though such assumptions may be subject to deb
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"ALL men by nature desire to know. An indication of
Section answers, 7 February 2011
How much do you know?
1. (Ex 2.22) Is the following argument valid? Sound? If it is valid, give an informal proof of it. If it is not,
give an informal counterexample to it.
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