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infinite attributes necessarily exists. From these two facts, Spinoza claims that there can be only one substance in this world, and that the single substance is God. However, many people object to this claim. These objections are not based on the logic of the proposition itself, but rather on the premises of it. I will first state one of the more common objections. Then I will refute their arguments. The most common objection is one going against Spinoza’s claim that no two substances can share...

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Informal Logic

Introduction to Logic. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: 2. Question : Karl Popper advocates, as a more efficient way to examine a scientific hypothesis, which of the following? Student Answer: Gather as much data as possible supporting the hypothesis Fake the data Try to show the hypothesis is false Meditate on what the hypothesis really means Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Chapter Five of An Introduction to Logic. Points...

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Logic and Perception

 Logic and Perception Paper Critical Thinking PHL 251 Dec 20, 2008 Instructor Noel Sherry Logic and Perception Paper The concept of Logic and how one perceives Logic is a personal opinion that is intertwined with personal experiences. Understanding how people think and make their daily decisions is a factor to their Logic. Logic will work as a guide that will help with the critical thinking process. Critical thinking process will not start until a question is asked...

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Syllogisms & Logic

University of Phoenix Material Syllogisms & Logic PART I: SYLLOGISMS To be a valid syllogism, the conclusion must be proven by the reasons. Carefully study the following syllogisms and decide if they are valid or invalid: 1. All zebras are striped animals. No zebras are polar bears. Therefore, no polar bears are striped animals. 2. All clowns are funny individuals. Some sad people are clowns. Therefore, some sad people are funny individuals. 3. Some sticky...

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Logic and Paper

ideas come to the forefront, which may not have come to light without different varies being heard. This creativity helps the reader to connect the claim and evidence which is known as the warrants. “As writers we must guide our readers through our logic and convince them that our interpretation is logical and sound” (Morse, 2010). Lastly, collaboratively, teams can determine when a paper is good enough using various methods. Team members can establish represents that needs to be met and if they are...

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Logic and Verbal Expression

What is LOGIC? * “Logos” (λόϒός) – word, reason or principle. * Logic – science and art of correct reasoning. * Systematized * Evokes ORDER. * What does Logic put into order? All men are mammals. All students are men. Therefore all students are mammals. All monkeys eat banana. Diego eats banana. Therefore, Diego is a monkey. Formal Logic – concerned with pattern and structure. Material Logic – concerned with truth or correctness. * What logic puts in order...

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Logic

Propositions are the material of our reasoning. It asserts that something is (or is not) the case. Any proposition may be affirmed or denied. As logicians use the word an argument is any group of propositions of which one is claimed to follow from the others, which are regarded as providing support or grounds for the truth of that one. For an argument to be present there must be some structure within the cluster of propositions, a structure that captures or exhibits some inference. This structure...

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WHY LOGIC IS IMPORTANT

Logic Is the Master of Our Lives Logic is the foundation upon which our lives depend.  Each of us, moments after birth, begin our journey exploring the world around us in search of what’s real, or safe, or fun, or comfortable – a quest to sort out sense from nonsense.  These skills expand as we grow, for understanding what’s real and learning how to extrapolate from what little we know as babies, are the fundamental tools of survival. We learn that reaching for an object and retrieving it gets...

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Logic & Perception

Logic can be defined as the subject that teaches the rules for correct and proper reasoning or in simpler terms, it can be best described as common sense. Some refer to the "science" of logic but logic is really more than just a science. The science part "is the knowledge of the principles, laws, and methods of logic itself." (Dolhenty, J; 2002). Logic must be put into action or else the knowledge provided within the science of logic is of little use. "We can, therefore, also speak of the "art" of...

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Philosophy - Logic Resources

Logic: the organized body of knowledge, or science, that evaluates arguments. Principles that we may use as criteria for evaluating the arguments of others and as guides in constructing arguments of our own Argument: a group of statements, one or more of which (the premises) are claimed to provide support for, or reasons to believe, one of the others (the conclusion). Statement: a sentence that is either true/false. Some sentences do not fall onto this category: questions, proposals, suggestions...

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