Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key


Play button


Play button




Click to flip

13 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
More precisely, an argument is a collection of statements of which it is intended that one, called the conclusion, is supported by others, called premises
The strength of an argument is the degree of support the premises provide for the conclusion
An argument, in which the premises provide totally conclusive support for the conclusion, is said to be valid
An argument that is valid and that has all true premises is called a sound argument
Analytically True
In philosophy statements like "water is wet" are said to be analytically true. A statement is analytically true (or analytically false) if its truth (or falsity) can be determined by considering only definitions and the laws of logic
Statements that are not analytic are said to be synthetic.
Stipulative Definition
Introducing a technical term such as work by explaining how the term will be used is giving a stipulative definition.
Descriptive Definition
Descriptions of how words are conventionally used, as are typically found in dictionaries, are descriptive definitions.
The hate of argument.
Scholasticism, which was primarily the work of Saint Thomas Aquinas, was a broad synthesis of Christianity and Aristotelian philosophy.
Natural Theology
Those aspects of religion that were believed to be provable by reason alone, and so were not a matter of faith or revelation, were referred to as natural theology.
Primary Qualities
Primary qualities are qualities that awaken in us ideas that resemble the objects with those qualities (for example, shape and size)
Secondary Qualities
Secondary qualities are qualities that awaken in us ideas which are not like anything in the object itself (for example, color and taste).