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Week 1 Notes PHIL 1000 - 01
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Date Created: 08/31/15
Argument a sequence of statements 0 includes the conclusion and the premises Validity of Arguments 0 An argument is valid if it39s absolutely impossible for all its premises to be true and its conclusion false 0 There is no way all premises can be true and the conclusion false 0 Only valid if the truth of its premises guarantees the truth of its conclusion Argument Forms 0 Valid Argument Forms 0 Modus Ponens o If P then Q gt Conditional P is antecedent Q is consequent P Therefore Q o If P then Q Not Q Not P o Modus Tolens o If P then Q Not Q Therefore not P 0 An Invalid Argument Form 0 Af rming the Consequent o If P then Q Q Therefore P Prove an argument is invalid by nding an argument that is an instance of it in which the premises are all true and the conclusion false 0 Hypothetical Sylogism o If P then Q If Q then R Therefore if P then R o Disjunctive Sylogism 0 Either P or Q NotP Therefore Q Example The coin will have either heads or tails Therefore the coin will show both heads and tails Example quotNo act is ever done freely For an act is done freely only if the agent could have done otherwise And no one could have done otherwise because our world is governed by natural lawsquot 1 An act is done freely only if the agent could have done otherwise 2 Our world is governed by natural laws 3 If our world is governed by natural laws no agent could have done otherwise 4 No agent could have done otherwise 23 5 No act is ever done freely 14
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