PHI 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: False Premise, Scientific Method

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17 Sep 2016
Brittany Rodriguez
Professor Leigh Duffy
Philosophy 101
Notes #1
Empirical Method- a method that deals with scientific method, experiments, control
groups, looks at results, sensory evidence, and observations
For ex, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Sociology, Psychology
Non-Empirical Method- in another word known as a ‘Priori’ is a method that does not
rely on observations, logic, and reason.
For ex, Mathematics… 10+10=20, you wouldn’t need 10 markers each to display basic
Today Topic: God Exists or God does not exist.
Valid Arguments
Premise set- argument – conclusion
- Arguments are series of statements composed of premises, conclusion and the
inferences between premises +conclusion
1) Premise set- statements that are either known to be true or assumed to be true for
the sake of the argument
For ex, statement/sentences, strings of letters, symbols, sounds which communicate a
statement or information communicated which sometimes make a claim to be either true
or false.
2) Conclusion- statement that is supported by the premise set
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