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Midterm

PHI 1101 Midterm: Topics for Midterm 2


Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHI 1101
Professor
Iva Apostolova
Study Guide
Midterm

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Topicsformidterm2,October31,2014
Reconstructionanddiagrammingofarguments.
oYouwillhavetofullyreconstructtheargumentsyouaregiven.Thiswillinvolve
supplyinganymissingpremisesand/orconclusions,ifyouthinkthereareany,as
wellasdiagrammingthefullyreconstructedargumentsandidentifyingthemasa
simple,T,V,orcomplexargument.Thisischapter5or4inHughes,depending
ontheeditionyouareusing.
Theoriesoftruth.
oExpectmultiplechoicequestionsonthenamesassociatedwiththethreemain
theoriesoftruth,asmentionedinclass(thesenamesarenotinthetextbook!).
oYouwillbeaskedtobrieflyexplain(inaparagraphorso)agiventheoryoftruth
aswellastocriticizeit(inseparatequestions).YoucaneitheruseHughes’s
wayofexplainingthem,ormine.Eitherisacceptable.Thesamegoesfor
criticizingthem.Don’tworryaboutthetwotypesofPragmatictheoryof
truththatItaughtinclass,youwon’tbeaskedtodistinguishbetweenthem.
oYouwillhavetoidentifythetruthstatementsasempiricalornonempirical.You
won’thavetodistinguishbetweenthetypesofempiricalstatementsbutyouwill
needtoknowwhattheyare,andparticularly,whatthedifferencebetween
universalempiricaltruthstatementsandnonempiricalstatements.
Expectmultiplechoicequestionsonthematerialfrom‘reconstructingarguments’and
‘theoriesoftruth’.Thisischapter6or5inHughes,dependingwhateditionyouareusing
(uptothesectionwhereHughesstartsaddressinglogicalfallacies.)
LogicalfallacieswillNOTbeonthismidterm.
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