Week 1 Philosophy
Week 1 Philosophy PHIL111
Bridgewater State University
Popular in Philosophy
Popular in Liberal Arts
This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Emely Abellard on Wednesday January 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHIL111 at Bridgewater State University taught by Randall Rose in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 41 views. For similar materials see Philosophy in Liberal Arts at Bridgewater State University.
Reviews for Week 1 Philosophy
Amazing. Wouldn't have passed this test without these notes. Hoping this notetaker will be around for the final!
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: 01/27/16
Emely Abellard Philosophy Notes 1/25/16 Message “You should Believe” - Gives reasons for why you should believe what he/she is saying - Difference between good and bad reasons - A Reason is anything that someone treats as if it helps support believing something. Why critical thinking matters? - Looking for the reasons for believing things or for not believing them, and believing things when they’re supported by good enough reasons, but not believing things when they’re not supported by good reasons. You can use it to: - Decide whether a statement that someone made is true - Statement that you believe is true - Find ways to convince someone about a statement you want to make - Have good/bad reasons you believe Don’t judge a person you look behind the person and what they believe Logic is a part of critical thinking that gives precise tests to see whether reasons are good or not - Logic is not about psychology, or creativity. Doesn’t address all strategies for persuading people effectively. Only about legitimate ways to persuade someone. Argument is when someone give a statement and giving reasons for it. Consist of two parts : - Conclusion is the part which is meant to be supported by the rest of the argument - Premises are the reasons given for believing the conclusion. Conclusion can come In beginning, middle, or end. Ex. “ The moon is made of green cheese, so It must be moldy by now” This use idea the (Premise) the moon is made of green cheese to get you to believe that (Conclusion) it must be moldy by now. Premise Indicators - Beacause - Since - As shown by - As indicated by - Given that - For the reason that - Seeing that - As - For Conclusion Indicators - Therefore - So - Then - Hence - Shows that - Means that - Proves that - In conclusion - We conclude that - We infer that - Thus - It follows that - Is the reason that Notes 1/27/2016 - Arguments are always trying to show that their conclusions are true. - Conclusions has to be an actual statement - Statements can be true are false ……. Question, single word, or command can’t be true are false. Any point that a person makes while making an argument, even though the point isn’t part of the argument and tends to support the opposite side, is called a concession.
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'