Contingent and Necessary truths

Contingent Truths- Things that could be false in another state of affairs. For example, I could have not existed or I could have been born blind. Another contingent truth is that it's possible that Obama could have not gotten re-elected or that Obama Care didn't pass through Congress.  Necessary truths-Things that are necessarily true and …

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Proof

A lot of times in an argument, a person will attempt to give evidence to support a claim. However, sometimes it really isn't evidence at all. If someone says something like, "Well obviously this is true. I rest my case," then they have just engaged in rhetoric and given you no reason to accept the …

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Rationality

What is a logical or rational person in practical terms? Well it's a person that uses reason to make life decisions. It's also a person that doesn't base their beliefs of off feelings. In addition, this person is skeptical about their beliefs, including their basic beliefs that they've assumed for their whole life. Rationality is …

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