C.I. Lewis wasn’t happy with the material conditional , presumably because that conditional does not formalize the indicative conditional in quite the expected way. He then resorted to the strict conditional , thus avoiding many of the ‘counterintuitive’ results involving the material conditional, e.g.: but , and but , and also but , among others. 567 more words
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Comments on Albert Einstein: Does God Exist and views on Atheism made by Blogging Interfaith
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“The reason why many people do not believe in God is not so much that it is intellectually impossible to believe in God, but because belief in God forces that thoughtful person to face the fact that he is accountable to such a God.
I was surfing the internet and I stumbled upon this term called the Straw Man fallacy. It’s an argumentative position in which the opponent distorts the argument put forward by someone by exaggerating, oversimplifying or misinterpreting their point in order to make his/her retort sound a lot more powerful than it actually is. 438 more words
In the comments of my last post on sacred values, I noticed a lot of people thinking that they should transition from using sacred values to consciously-held ethical injunctions, or that sacred values are utterly unnecessary as long as you can think “torture is wrong even when I hear a good argument that torture is right”, etc. 878 more words