There is nothing abstract to it and everything to do with hormones and DNA.
My advice is keep it simple. When we discuss the validity of logical arguments, we assume the proximate definitions of the words used in the...
I asked a question:
Anyone understands what's going on here?
I never promised any revelation! Have you been drinking?
We all understand that in the actual election, if Reagan hadn't won the election, it would have been Carter. However, as you should know, we don't...
In your personal opinion, do you feel that the following implication is valid or invalid?
And either way, can you try and explain why?
If I am...
I understood your reasoning the first time round, but your explanation isn't convincing me.
The premises in McGee's argument don't ask people about...
An argument is valid if the conclusion follows from the premises. This is formally expressed by the word "therefore", meaning "For that reason or...
Yes, of course. All material substances are made of the same fundamental particles and yet we observe a wide range of materials.
Here is an interesting example for you to try your wits...
This is one philosopher, Vann McGee, who in 1985 proposed a counterexample to the Modus...
Unfortunately, there are not enough votes to draw any conclusion.
I'm not sure why people don't vote. Surely, most people must have an opinion.
That's a good point.
Yet, the problem perhaps is similar to atoms. Think of the fact that atoms are all made of the same basic set of particles. Yet,...
Vote "I don't know" because you really don't.
And thanks to Baldeee for being so patient! I should learn that lesson, but, no, I...
From the nice picture you posted, how do you conclude that the following is not an argument?
A = B;
A = B;
Therefore, A = B.
Premises, true or...
some -- Wiktionary
1. A certain number, at least one.
Some enjoy spicy food, others prefer it milder.
2. An indefinite quantity....
And no reply was posted. Which is just as well.
You think that the conditional "If all arguments are valid, then this argument is valid" is an opinion?!
No. An argument is valid irrespective of whether someone knows any proof. There is no notion of implied or explicit validity in logic. An argument is...
Yes, the semantics of "all" and "some" is crucial here. However, it is still a question of logic.
Sure, but this only speaks of this particular proof as being wrong, not of the implication itself as being not valid.
A proof may be wrong and the...
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