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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHLA11H3
Professor
Ingrid L.Stefanovic
Semester
Winter

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Ethics Week 1 pt.2 Jan 13, 2011 Arguments - Propositions = true or false - Arguments are sound or unsound, and (if deductive) valid or invalid - Sound = valid and has two premises - A good argument meets both subjective and objective criteria - - Must make an argument that is understandable to the audience (i.e. intellect language with academic people) - - Argument must also be objectively soundif it doesnt persuade audience there is no point - Object with one of your premises to figure out what is wrong (reductio absurdio) What is the best policy? - You need to take away what is least reasonable to you (What else can be done to make the argument better?) - Zenos Paradox (no su
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