P HIL 001 Critical Thinking! TA: Bridgette Savino Office hours: Tues. 1.30-3.00, Thurs. 10.30-11.30 (other by i ndividual arrangement)
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Four Rules 1. The number of negative premises must equal the number of negative conclusions. 2. The middle term must be distributed at least once. 3. Every term distributed in the conclusion mus
Dr Mcs Philosophy 001 (1091) Lecture Notes, Week 2 Tutorials are on. TA offices are in the Department, 4th floor, Diamond Building, WMC. Im in WMC5655: W , 12.30-13.30; R, 10.30-12.30, except This and TA info is on our webpage. Trey Boone: D 1.01, 1.02, 1
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Rationally persuasiveSchool uniforms lack to give students the freedom to be creative and unique. Creativity and uniqueness are essentials when trying to stand out for a unive
Correlations A correlation compares the rate at which some property or characteristic shows up in two different groups. Wealthy voters voted for the Republication candidate in the recent election more than nonwealthy voters. This can be written as: The pe
Necessity and Sufficiency A condition A is said to be necessary for a condition B, iff the falsity of A guarantees the falsity of B. This is the second part of a conditional! A condition A is said to be sufficient for a condition B, iff the truth of A gua
What are the two kinds of well-formed arguments? Cogency What is a cogent argument? An argument such that i f t he premises are true, t hen t he conclusion is p robably t rue. Remember : All cogent arguments are invalid; i t is possible that the premises
StepsofArgumentAnalysis. 1. Decideifthereisanargument. 2. Reconstructtheargument a. Identifytheconclusion. b. Identifyexplicitpremises. c. Checktoseeifitswellformed.Ifitis,goontostep3.Ifitsnot, gotostep2d. d. Addimplicitpremisesasnecessarytomaketheargumen
Dr Mcs Philosophy 001 (1091) Lecture Notes, Week 3 Assignment 2 is due in your tutorial next week. It is on the Net. Assignment 1 is due this week. Recall from last time. Two requirements for an argument to be a good one. (i.e., rationally strong for you)
Dr Mcs Philosophy 001 (1091) Lecture Notes, Week 4 Assignment 3 is due in your tutorial next week (Assignment 2 this week) Cogent arguments whose patterns dont match Feldmans: 1. 2. Every swan Ive seen has been white. The next swan Ill see will be white.
Dr Mcs Philosophy 001 (1091) Lecture Notes, Week 5 If you know that an argument is valid, should you accept its conclusion? Leibnizs argument: 1. If (a Judeo-Christian) God exists, then this is the best of all possible worlds. 2. (A Judeo-Christian) God e
Dr Mcs Philosophy 001 (1091) Lecture Notes, Week 6 Tips for next Thursday: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Come early, if possible. Put your things away so that I have no reason to think you might be cheating. Leave out only a pen or pencil. Do
Dr Mcs Philosophy 001 (1091) Lecture Notes, Week 8 Assignment #4 is due in this weeks tutorial. Assignment #5 is due in next weeks tutorial. Results of the midterm, and what they do and do not mean. Argument Analysis 1. Decide whether an argument is being
Dr Mcs Philosophy 001 (1091) Lecture Notes, Week 9 Arguments and Testimony We often rely on the words of others when deciding what to believe. That is, we accept a statement on the basis of somebody elses testimony. This is often okay! Can you imagine wha
Dr Mcs Philosophy 001 (1091) Lecture Notes, Week 10 Second midtermnext Tuesday, during lecture. Format is similar to that of the first midterm Four Sections: 1. T/F 2. Multiple Choice 3. Multiple Choice with a Twist 4. Reconstructing Arguments - assign va
Dr Mcs Philosophy 001 (1091) Lecture Notes, Week 11 Assignment #6 (the last one!) is available on the Net. It is due in your tutorial next week (week 12, 23-27 March) Second midterms to be returned next week, with a graph of results shown in lecture. Back
Dr Mcs Philosophy 001 (1091) Lecture Notes, Week 12 Choosing your courses for next term: Why philosophy? Why anything? Intrinsic and extrinsic reasons www.sfu.ca/philosophy Causation Explicit vs Implicit Causal Statements Statements that use the word caus
The following sentences are ambiguous and may contain vague terms. Identify the vague terms and type(s) of ambiguity in play. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. I hit the man with the umbrella. Jones ran to the woman without a hat. Books h
Like Descartes Lockes goal was to ascertain the limits and nature of human knowledge in order
to avert extreme skepticism.
However, Locke contests the Cartesian claim that reason alone guarantees knowledge.
Locke holds that we do not have any