skeptical argument of the Brain in A Vat there can be many flaws or holes seen within the argument itself, Moore’s Proof, the Anti-Skeptical argument, and Modus Ponens. Throughout all of these examples many flaws or counter examples arise that can either help or reject the argument by themselves, but when using all together you get a better stance on the argument. Upon closer examination of premise one, I know that I have hands only if I know I am not a brain in a vat, this statement could be false itself because what if even if I was in a “Vat” I wasn’t just a brain but an entire body, seen within the movie The Matrix. Either way I personally don’t believe there has been an evidence to either disbelieve or believe this theory.…
Global Climate Change Argument
The Global Climate Change argument video that we viewed is highly complex and interesting and highlights the use of logic to decipher a conclusion from an argument that is heated and reoccurring. As I watched the video I felt that the argument fit the form of Modus Tollens and Modus Ponens.
If we act, then the world won’t end
So, the world won’t end.
If we act, then the world won’t end
The world is not going…
assumes that the soul is
immortal and survives the body’s death. Without a defense of this controversial assumption, the
argument fails to prove its point.
Socrates argues that philosophers should not fear and resent death; instead they should
cheerfully look forward to it. His argument is as follows:
(1) Death is the separation of the soul from the body.
(2) Philosophy is practice at and training for the separation of the soul from the body.
(3) Therefore, philosophy is practice at and training…
David Berkowitz, also known as the Son of Sam, is a serial killer who is well known for terrorizing young couples of New York. He began his series of shootings in the summer of 1976, and by July 1977 he had killed six victims and wounded seven others. Berkowitz followed a way of doing things, also known as a modus operandi (M.O.), by leaving bizarre letters at crime scenes which mocked the police and promised further crimes. His M.O. was what eventually led to him being captured and convicted of…
eventually came back due to the weather . When Victor purportedly arrived to the area for the first time and saw the body of Henry Clerval, he “called [himself] the murderer of William, of Justine, and of Clerval” (130). This reaction might have been from the grief of losing his best friend, but it can also be seen as Victor confessing to the crime of murdering Henry. If he was the monster, he would be the one that would have caused the death of his friends and family.
In fact, each person who…
continued to stay in contact with Romeo, and finally his time to strike came. The girls decided that they would tell their parent they would be at each other’s house to work on a school project. Instead of being at each other’s house the girls were really at the mall meeting boys. The boys they were going to meet were Justin and Ryan, Ryan was an older boy who was in High School, that had an after school job, so he told the girls he was going to be sending his mom to pick them up so they…
Signature behavior and modus operandi (MO) are the two tools used by Forensic
psychology to identify unknown offenders who commit violent crimes. Signature behavior is an
action by an offender that is not necessary to complete their crime. They are images and
reproduction of the individual’s lifestyle, personality and evolving practice of the offender.
These actions fulfils their emotional and psychological desires when they commit criminal
behaviors. All offenders have a Modus Operandi…
1. Name of individual:
Ilich Ramirez Sanchez. He was also known as Carlos the Jackal.
His nickname “Carlos” was given to him by Abu-Sharif (spokesman of the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Sharif suggested that name because it was the Spanish version of the Arabic name Khalil (Abraham – a name brought to Spain by the Moors). “The Jackal” was added later on by the media. The Jackal was taken from a fictional character in Frederick Forsyth’s novel “the Day…
Modus ponens, which says “if p, then q; p, therefore q” is applied many times consecutively in these arguments, to the point that we ultimately arrive at paradoxical conclusions. The use of the “degrees of truth” approach, however, is able to solve this paradox by ultimately suggesting the invalidity of modus ponens and therefore rejecting the reasoning of these arguments. While the rejection of modus ponens is undoubtedly a controversial decision to make, it is ultimately supported due to the…
Next, by premise two, if we do disapprove of lying, then by our attitude in the first premise, we must also disapprove of getting your little brother to lie. Because this last attitude of disapproval is our conclusion, then we have demonstrated how the conclusion is inferred from the first and second premises, therefore having modus ponens-like reasoning without referring to logical conditionals. For Blackburn, consistency is the traction that allows us to do things like reason through moral…