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PHIL 1010; Chapter 1

by: Lydia Purcell

PHIL 1010; Chapter 1 PHIL 1010 - 001

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These Notes cover chapter one, which was taught over the first week of class.
Introduction to Logic
Leila E Batarseh
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Philosophy - Intro to Logic




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lydia Purcell on Tuesday January 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHIL 1010 - 001 at Auburn University taught by Leila E Batarseh in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 65 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Logic in PHIL-Philosophy at Auburn University.

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Date Created: 01/26/16
Philosophy  Chapter 2 Jan. 20th, 2016 Arguments Argument: one or more statements (premise) that add reason in support of the truth of  the statement (conclusion).  Reasoning: drawing concluded on evidence.  • deduction that takes all evidence into account for the best explanation  • In order for there to be an argument, there has to be a conclusion, and one or more  premises. There can be only one premise.  • Only statement sentences can be valid for an argument  Can be an Argument: Statement Sentence: claim that is either true or false. Obtains a truth value.  Declarative Sentence: a true or false statement. Has premise and a conclusion.  Can NOT be an Argument: Interrogative Sentence: question sentences. Doesn’t describe reality, therefore it is not  an argument.  Exclamatory Sentences ­ Doesn’t describe reality, therefore it is not an argument.    Imperative Sentences: command sentences. Doesn’t describe reality, therefore it is not  an argument.  Performative Sentences: an action, not a description. (“I promise…”)  Indicators Premise key words indicate a conclusion is to follow: because, for, since… Conclusion key words indicate a conclusion is to follow: therefore, so, hence… * Be careful because not all sentences include an indicator, and sometimes they are  used incorrectly.  * Be careful not to pick an explanation as an argument. Philosophy  Chapter 2 Jan. 20th, 2016 Non­Arguments:  Explanations  Factual list Topics and the development of that topic Stories  Descriptions  Claims and an explanation of that claim Warning  Advice  “If, The” sentences  Enthymeme: an argument that is missing one premise or conclusion. Principle of Charity: making an argument strong by supplying missing pieces (for  example more premises).   


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