Paloma tries to argue that the mind and the brain are not identical. She tries to
prove this through two main premises. The first main premise is A): The mind and the
brain have different properties. The second main premise is B): Two things are identi
When we argue for or against some moral claim, we want to make sure our
argument is first and foremost valid, or that the concluding moral claim follows logically
from our premises. If the argument were invalid, then, even if all our premises were
Homework Assignment 2
The two greatest fallacies in this overall argument occur in P4 and L3.
P4 makes an assumption that scientific explanations cannot describe events outside of
space-time. Scientific reasoning, however, can be used to make e
Homework Assignment 5
The psychologist egoist holds that self-interest is the only motivation for our desires. The
weakest point in Butlers argument against the psychological egoist is his claim that humans
have primary appetites, or ind
26 out of 30 (87%) surveyed said that Jeremy had free will.
In general, those who answered yes distinguished between prediction and what they
considered predestination. By prediction, they meant that the supercomputer could predict th
In support of inference to the best explanation and its application in discrediting skepticism
Some philosophers claim that the absence of decisive or conclusive evidence against
theories postulating that we are brains in vats (referred to as the B
Homework Assignment 1
Logically, a method cannot be used to prove itself if the method is in any way unfounded.
The empirical scientific method is a process for testing hypotheses through physical observation.
This process, however, is unfounded b