Philosophy 1010 Week3
Philosophy 1010 Week3 Phil 1010
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Date Created: 09/07/16
How to Standardize Arguments When the conclusion of one argument is the premise of another argument, the two arguments are linked arguments Arguments that are used to support premises of the main argument are called sub arguments Example: The federal reserve has indicated that interest rates will rise. Therefore, interest will rise. Sub argument If interest rates rise, stock market process will fall. Therefore, stock market process will fail tis coming quarter Main Two Characteristics of a Good Argument 1. True premises 2. Proper form Good Argument Proper form: the truth of these two premises is a good reason to think that the conclusion is true. Ex: Socrates was a human being All human beings are mortal Therefore, Socrates was mortal. True Premises A statement is true when what it says about te world is accurate Ex: All roses are plants When a statement succeeds in correctly describing the world, it’s true. When it fails to correctly describe the world it’s false Ex: All roses eat meant Audience: the group that the person making the argument wises to convince Problem of ignorance: you don’t know everything
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