Analysis Of 'Anthony Falikowski's Wisdom Begins In Wonder'

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“Wisdom begins in wonder” (Socrates n.p.). Socrates is well-known to many as a man of logic. His goal was not to change people’s belief structure, but to show them how to critically think. For example, in the textbook Experiencing Philosophy by Anthony Falikowski, Socrates engages in a logical debate with Euthyphro. To better elaborate, Euthyphro was trying to explain to Socrates, what his belief on piety (the quality of being religious or reverent) and impiety (lack of piety or reverence, especially for a god) were. This was brought up due to the topic of Euthyphro thoughts of murdering his father. Proceeding onward, Socrates thirst for knowledge and comprehend made him pose the questions of what piety and impiety really mean. Euthyphro did…show more content…
Throughout his text Anthony Falikowski does an outstanding job of addressing logical brake downs through the different methods. Pursuing this further, it is safe to presume that many people, at first glance, struggle to grasp a full understanding of these formulas, when they are strictly in their skeleton form. For example “If p, then q…. If q, then r… Therefore, if p then r” (Falikowski 146). However, it is much easier to detect if an argument is valid or invalid once it was put into a structured sentence. To better explain, “If you study (p), you will pass the final exam (q). If you study (p), you will graduate (r). Therefore, if you pass the final exam (q), you will Graduate (r)” (Falikowski 146). It is easy, at first read, to reach the conclusion that this Hypothetical Syllogism is invalid. Due to the fact, that just because someone gets a passing grade on an examination does not mean he or she will pass the course, which therefore, could lead to not being qualified for graduation. Although these rules are sometimes difficult to interpret, there process to show someone if an argument is valid or invalid does…show more content…
This can be accomplished in a few different ways. One, for example, is by grasping an understanding of the scientific side of logic; using a major, and minor premises as well as a conclusion (Falikowski 154). Pursuing this further, another path to gain skills in logic is to understand the logical fallacies. Furthermore, it is a challenge for someone to consummately grasp an understanding of logic. However, as long as one evades using his or her own opinions as well as adverts from utilizing any of the logical Fallacies, one should have the implements necessary to generate a logical
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