Philosophy terms

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Philosophy terms
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Terms that are important to know for Philosophy 2200
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  1. logic
    The organized body of knowledge, or science, that evaluates arguments.
  2. argument
    A group of statements, one or more of which (the premises) are claimed to provide support for or reasons to believe one of the others (the conclusion).
  3. statement
    A sentence that is either true or false.
  4. premise
    A statement in an argument that sets forth evidence or reasons.
  5. conclusion
    The statement in an argument that the premises are claimed to support or imply.
  6. conclusion indicator
    A word that provides a clue in identifying the conclusion.
  7. premise indicator
    A word that provides a clue in identifying the premises.
  8. inference
    The reasoning process used to produce an argument.
  9. proposition
    The information content of a statement.
  10. truth value
    The attribute by which a statement is either true or false.

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