August 25, 2011
Announcement: https://logicandreasoning1200.wordpress.com/ Has the syllabus, class notes, extras. Blackboard only for grading.
At this point you should:
a. have looked at the syllabus
b. know the difference between rhetoric and philosophical argumentation.
Today: What does it mean for philosophical arguments to be logos based?
Chapter One: pp. 3,4.
* Monty Python Skit:
A. Defn of “argument”: “An argument is a connected series of propositions that are intended to give reasons for another proposition.”
Defn of “proposition”: “Propositions are sentences or statements that have truth value (either true or false).”
Two types of propositions: “conclusions”, “premises”. Conclusion is the proposition that you want to prove to be true. Premises are the propositions that provide reasons to believe the conclusion.
For next time, read Chapter Three.