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Department
Philosophy
Course
PP213
Professor
Matthew Smith
Semester
Fall

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PP213Friday September 13th 2013normative how things Philosophical discussions tend to break down into one of two kinds to or should be eg should we allow euthanasia or descriptive explanatory arguing oughthow the world actually is eg what is knowledge These two discussions are not always obviously separated or are sometimes combined things are like this so we should do this Explicitly normativePropositionstatement about the world that is either true or falseConceptway of formulating an ideaA theory is a complex set of propositions about a particular phenomena which is designed to help us understand that object of inquiry However philosophers use theories differently they are not for manipulating a factor for a desired result it is to understand the connections between things How to assess a good theory 1 Is it accurate Does it actually reect the state of the world Are the statements actually true There are two ways a theory can be inaccurate it can be underinclusive
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