PHI 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Ontological Argument, A Priori And A Posteriori

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17 Sep 2016
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Course
Professor
Brittany Rodriguez
Philosophy 101
Professor Leigh Duffy
9/11/16
Homework Assignment #1
1. The philosophical method is mainly a priori. That means it differs from the
empirical method in what way?
A priori in another term or name is known as the Non-empirical method that does
not rely heavily on observations, reasons, and logic. Whereas the empirical
method mainly focus on gathering evidence in hopes of achieving results in
experiments.
2. The Important feature of a statement as opposed to the sentence that expresses it
is that a statement has what sort of value (or can be judged to be what)?
It can be judged as true or false.
3. If an argument is invalid and it has true premises, what do you know about the
conclusion?
(c) I don’t know the conclusion, it could be true or false.
4. If an argument is valid and it has true premises, what do you know about the
conclusion?
(a) It is true.
5. What is the working definition (or conception) of ‘God’ that Anselm uses in his
Ontological argument?
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