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phi101 Notes

Posted in phi101 by bnmng on 2011 01/19

Interpretation: understanding from a particular point of view.

We all got our differences the same way. None of us asked for the circumstance of our birth.

The most important intellectually critical question: “why should I believe that?”

Argument: a truth claim with evidenced designed to persuade an audience. An argument is always about an issue, which is an open question that requires an argument.

Asserter: person making truth-claim. The burden of proof is on the asserter.

If you’re an asserter, assume your audience is of critical thinkers. Assume they will question the truth and relevance of your reasons.

Truth claim is what the asserter is attempting to get their audience to believe.

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