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University of British Columbia
PHIL 102
Dominic Mc Iver Lopes

final exam: should take about an hr/hr and half -all short answer (one sentence) -ask what you know and to complete arguments -study for recall, not recognition -try rewriting notes into less pages-eg. 30 into 20, then 10, then 5, then 1 -look at number of points the question is worth -value theory -questions/problems -theories ▯ -example q: what is a theory? an answer to a ‘what is’ question -concepts -arguments -theories are often tested by considering counterexamples ▯ -there are two kinds: an example that fits the criteria but isn’t the same result, or ▯ getting the result without the criteria ▯ -eg. theory of romantic love: S loves R iff S values R for their intrinsic humanity ▯ -counterexample: you love your baby for its intrinsic humanity, but its not ▯ romantic love ▯ -counterexample two: do you really have to value someone for their intrinsic ▯ humanity in order to love them? -deductive arguments -abductive arguments: arguments to the best explanation (will have facts then explanations) ▯ -lucretius argument for death: 1. death is nonexistence ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ 2. nobody exists prenatally . 3 ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ 4. so nonexistence harms nobody ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯
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