Modus ponens

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  • Impossible Sucks

    Why the Impossible Sucks In this paper, I will argue that the relevant logician is required to accept philosophically and metaphysically intractable positions in order to preserve the Law of Excluded Middle (LEM). I will do this by first explaining the interpretations of a relevant logic in terms of the ternary relation R, the worlds W, the Routley Star, and content inclusion. I will consider two possible understandings of worlds, one being in the sense used by classical modal logic, and…

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  • The Goals Of An Aspiring Writer

    The Goals of an Aspiring Writer Sometimes in life, goals can change. What one inspires to be as a child, can turn in a different direction for many. I, however, took a different path in life. I am an aspiring screenwriter with a background of playwriting. I caught the writing bug about twelve years ago, after a slip and fall accident. To me, writing is more than just putting some words onto a computer screen. You have to have that passion and be driven to go the next level, and that’s what I…

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  • Regulation In Hugh Lafollette's Licensing Parents

    In ‘Licensing Parents’, Hugh LaFollette argues for parents to be licensed before being granted children. LaFollette’s argument can be outlined in the form of modus ponens that is: P1. Some activities need to be regulated as they cause harm. P2. Parenting can cause harm. C. Therefore, parenting is an activity that needs to be regulated. LaFollette introduces the argument by proposing instances where regulation is a necessary condition to prevent potential harm arising, from what is referred…

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  • John Stuart Mill's Theory Of Right Action And Theory Of The Good

    In Chapter 2 of “Utilitarianism,” John Stuart Mill argues for Utilitarianism as a moral theory by considering several objections and addressing misconceptions. His definition of Utilitarianism relates to Theory of Right Action and Theory of the Good. The Theory of Right Action is connected to Consequentialism. The Theory of Right Action states that only the outcomes, or consequences, of an action determine how right the action is. Intentions are irrelevant. An action is right in proportion to…

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  • Hypothetical Arguments: Do You Need To Torture Children

    This could be seen in the following: If you want to torture children, you should seek psychiatric help. You want to torture children. Therefore, you should seek psychiatric help. While this seems perfectly valid, suppose we replace the first premise with a hypothetical imperative: If you want to torture children, you should volunteer as a babysitter. You want to torture children. Therefore, you should volunteer as a babysitter. Thus, when we affirm the first premise as a hypothetical imperative,…

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  • Singer Argument On Poverty

    The conclusion (3) of Singer’s argument is that “You ought to donate extra money to prevent poverty related deaths. Singer’s argument follows the modus ponens style (if P then Q, P, so Q), which is a valid form of an argument. Singer’s argument states “If P (you can prevent something bad from happening without giving up something of comparable moral significance) then Q (You ought to prevent the bad…

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  • Familiar Thematic

    Transfer Effects on Familiar Thematic to Unfamiliar Thematic Problem solving can be a complex task especially if the person is unfamiliar with the content. People use problem solving every day and often relate to past experiences in order to help them solve a novice problem According to Glaser (1984) the psychology field is gaining a further understanding of the way people think and they don’t need above intelligence to be able to problem solve. However, at the very least they do need to…

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  • Egoism, Kantian Ethics, And Divine Command Theory

    Throughout history, philosophers have attempted to define and establish countless theories relating to the moral principles of the world. Some of these ethical theories include, but are not limited to, Cultural Relativism, Egoism, Kantian Ethics, and Divine Command Theory. Cultural Relativism is the theory that there are no objective moral claims across cultures. Another theory, Egoism, claims that human acts should be done solely in the interest of ones self. Kantian Ethics is centered around…

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  • Sluttishness Argument Essay

    This paper is an evaluation of the argument put forth by American lawyer and writer Wendy Kaminer in essay 15 of The Power of Critical Thinking. This argument is titled, Is Sluttishness a Feminist Statement. Overall the argument does not rate very highly. Despite Kaminer’s background in a profession in which the main objective is to win an argument, it seems that in the construction of this argument, proper critical thinking skills were not successfully applied. Without going into too much…

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  • Case Analysis Of Armin Meiwes's Case

    In 2003, a German citizen, Armin Meiwes appeared in court for his crimes of murder and cannibalism. Although Mr. Meiwes confessed to these crimes, the case was not as straightforward as it sounds. The major twist to the story is that the victim in this instance, Bernd-Jurgen Brandes, willingly volunteered to take part in these gruesome acts. This case threw the German legal system for a loop. While the prosecution argued that since Mr. Meiwes killed a man and then proceeded to consume the victim…

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