Ethical Realism

August 22, 2012

Not All Good Arguments Are Logically Sound Part 2

Filed under: philosophy — JW Gray @ 12:18 am
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See Part 1 here. (I advise you to read part 1 first.)

One reason that not all good arguments are logically sound is because good arguments used in science are inductive, and inductive arguments are not meant to be logically sound. However, not all good deductive arguments are logically sound either. There is a sense that deductive arguments would ideally be logically sound, but some deductive arguments have sufficiently justified premises, even if those premises aren’t known to be true for certain. A good deductive argument must be logically valid, and it must have sufficiently justified premises. Even so, not all good deductive arguments are logically sound. (more…)

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August 13, 2012

Not All Good Arguments Are Logically Sound

Filed under: philosophy — JW Gray @ 11:53 pm
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More than one person has believed that all good arguments are logically sound, but this is a mistake. Not all good arguments are logically sound. Even so, understanding why not all good arguments are logically sound can help us better understand what good arguments are. I will discuss what good arguments are, I will explain what it means for an argument to be logically sound, explain the distinction between deductive and inductive arguments, and present an argument that proves that not all good arguments are logically sound. (more…)

August 5, 2012

More Philosophy Definitions Part 1

Filed under: philosophy — JW Gray @ 4:21 am
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I have been working a lot more on the Comprehensible Philosophy Dictionary (a work in progress). There will be many corrections coming soon in addition to many new definitions. You can let me know if any of these definitions should be improved or if I am still missing an important philosophy term. The new definitions I am planning on adding are the following: (more…)

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