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PHIL 1000, Week 1 Notes

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Introduction to Logic
Philosophy of Human Nature
Brock Mason
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Date Created: 09/04/16
Arguments ● Logic is the normative (standardized) study of reasoning ● Arguments are collections of true or false statements, one of which is the  conclusion and the others are the premises (evidence) which are meant to provide  rational support for the conclusion ● An explanation isn’t trying to convince you of something ● A disagreement is not an argument (just 2 conclusions that contradict ● Illatives are words that help you recognize arguments ○ Premises: because, since, on account of, follows from ○ Conclusion: therefore, thus, so ● Formal Argument ○ Label premises with numbers → (1) (2) (3) ○ Label conclusion with “therefore” symbol → ∴ ○ Why should you write it out? ■ Helps you locate weaknesses in arguments ■ Helps you check if something is actually an  argument ○ First find the conclusion, then find the premises


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