PHI 107 Week 1 of notes
PHI 107 Week 1 of notes PHI 107
Popular in Theories/Knowldge&Reality
verified elite notetaker
Popular in Department
This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nia Gibson on Thursday January 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHI 107 at Syracuse University taught by R. Muckle in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 20 views.
Reviews for PHI 107 Week 1 of notes
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
Date Created: 01/14/16
PHI 107 Week of 1/21/15 Argument: Reasoned defense of a claim Rational Force We want our arguments to be VALID an argument is valid when IF all the premises are true the conclusion must be true. 1. If what Dexter does is uncool, then someone stop him 2. Someone should stop Dexter 3. So, what Dexter does is uncool This is invalid. When we first encounter an argument, not the content, i.e. what the argument is trying to connive you of. An invalid argument is one whereto premises can all be true and the conclusion false. 1. If Otto is a grapefruit then SU is in Florida 2. Otto is a grapefruit 3. So, SU is in Florida Order matters. Soundness Valid and the premises are in fact true. So if an argument has soundness it has validity 1. Either Hammerfall is the best metal band or Manowar is. 2. If Hammerfall is the best metal band, then philosophy rocks. 3. If Manowar is the best metal band then philosophy rocks. 4. Blind Guardian is an awesome metal band 5. Therefore Philosophy rocks ASSUME THESE POINTS ARE ALL TRUE So this argument is valid (although point 4 is irrelevant to the argument). In the end Philosophy rocks. It is unsound because we have a reason to think point 1 is false. 1. If I’m enrolled in Robb’s 107 class then I have atlas 3 papers to write 2. I am enrolled in Robb’s 107 3. Therefore, I have at least 3 papers This is a sound argument. It is true in actuality, there are no assumptions involved. Zeno’s Race course/racetrack 1. And distance is divisible into infinitely smaller distances. 2. To move from a point X, to a point Y one must move through all the distances into which the distance between X and Y is divisible. 3. To move from one point to another one must traverse infinitely many distances in a finite amount. 4. 3 is impossible. so one cant move from X to Y Zeno’s Arrow 1. Space isn't continuing 2. At any one point the arrow fills its space 3. Nothing happens between one moment and the next 4. Because of 3 the arrow doesn't move between moments 5. So, the arrow doesn't move. Cinematic Theory of Motion
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'