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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 102
Professor
Dominic Mc Iver Lopes
Semester
Winter

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example exam question: What does Ted Cohen consider consistency to be? -reasons are consistent when they follow the same aesthetic principle solution to a philosophical problem is a theory ▯ -an answer to a certain type of question ▯ -theory answers ‘what is..?’ ▯ -don’t want a list, but a definition ▯ -eg. what is flirting? ▯ ▯ -an attempt to attract someone ▯ ▯ -flirting is playful, while stalking isn’t ▯ ▯ -(dictionary): playfully amorous behaviour ▯ ▯ ▯ -but there’s more to it than that ▯ ▯ -philosopher carrie says that S flirts with R iff (if and only if): ▯ ▯ ▯ (1) S does things disposed to raise to salience S-R romance and/or ▯ ▯ ▯ sex in R ▯ ▯ ▯ (2) in a knowing yet playful manner ▯ ▯ ▯ (3) and S believes R can respond A only if B if A, B a good theory stands up to counterexamples two kinds of counterexamples: ▯ -the kind that prompts one of the things has to be changed ▯
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