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Department
Philosophy
Course
Philosophy 1200
Professor
Eric Desjardins
Semester
Fall

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Welcome to lecture #7! I Review I Rest of chapter 3 Review: The principle of charity I The principle: When a statement has multiple interpretations, you should adopt the interpretation that makes it the most plausible unless there is good reason to think that this is not what the person meant. Review: The principle of charity I The principle: When a statement has multiple interpretations, you should adopt the interpretation that makes it the most plausible unless there is good reason to think that this is not what the person meant. I Why? So that we can communicate eectively and have fruitful exchanges without wasting our time making unnecessary corrections. Review: The principle of charity I The principle: When a statement has multiple interpretations, you should adopt the interpretation that makes it the most plausible unless there is good reason to think that this is not what the person meant. I Why? So that we can communicate eectively and have fruitful exchanges without wasting our time making unnecessary corrections. I If youre uncharitable, people will not like you, and youll miss opportunities to have fruitful exchanges.
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