- Is meant to show its conclusion is necessarily true if its premises are true. The
argument's conclusions MUST be true in every situation in which its premises are
A claim that is not supported by any
Dr Hattab - Study Questions for Introduction to Philosophy
This is a study guide to help you navigate complex philosophical works and get clear on key
points before class. Please try to answer each question as best you can after doing the
Truth Tables (Answers on the next page.)
Construct truth tables for the following sets of formulas and then answer the questions.
(~S&~T) ~(S T)
Symbolization in predicate logic allows us to capture more structure in each sentence. To accomplish this we need
Predicates (properties): A, B, C. Z
a, b, c. w
x, y, z
x = "for all x"
x = "there is an
1. You will WIN if you COMPETE.
2. You will WIN only if you COMPETE.
3. Only if you COMPETE, will you WIN.
4. Only if you'll WIN, will you COMPETE.
7. W C
8. W C
in case of
in the event that
so long as
as long as
These last three can be tricky.
When you see them, it's best to
Sat 10-11 Q7
Sat 10-18 Q8
Sat 10-25 Q9
Week 10 Sat 11-1 Q10
Week 11 Sat 11-8 Q11
Week 12 Sa
I. Finding Mistakes in this Packet: Over the summer I made numerous changes to this packet. As a result,
it in writing before the mistake has been posted on Blackboard or announced in class, you will receive a
small bonus. I'm most con