Lecture 2 Sept 11, 2013
1. Japan does not produce excellent hockey players.
But Sweden does.
So does the U.S. This is a series of statemtents.
There is no conclusion and there
are no arguments.
2. If it rains tomorrow, than the tennis match will be canceled.
Material condition. Truth values
depend on the components. The for
is if P, then Q. It asserts neither P nor
Conclusion Indicators (pg 6)
Ex: Therefore P, (*where P is a statement)
So P* (“So” can be a directive for a conclusion, but not necessarily.)
This suggests that P,
It follows that P,
Introducing a statement -> premises
Ex: Since P,
This follows the fact that P,
The reason for this i