HOW TO DERIVE A GOOD CONCLUSION
‘All cats are black, so this cat is black’ represents an inference, though ‘inference’ can refer to the conclusion, ‘This cat is black’, as well as to the process. If all cats are black then this cat is black’, where neither antecedent nor consequent is actually asserted, represents an implication.
POLITICAL AND SOCIAL PHENOMENA OF OUR TIME
Democracy, and cyber-technology which has become the political, and social phenomena of our time, where Internet is alleged to provide greater “openness”, “empowerment”, “choice”, and access to information. If we argue that the Internet provides an open forum in which ideas can generally be communicated freely and easily. Others can
EFFECTS OF MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS ON LOCAL INDUSTRY
Within business circle, there seems to be much enthusiasm about globalization as it is believed to facilitate economic growth, global welfare, democracy and global peace. This process is subject to many interpretations, which is borne out of the fact that it is quite complex as it involves many features such
WHAT ARE ACTIONS?
What an agent does, as supposed to what happens to an agent (or even what happens inside an agent’s head). Describing events that happens does not of itself permit us to talk of rationality and intention, which are the categories we may apply if we conceive of them as actions.
THE NATURE OF DEFINITIONS
A definition calls attention to the fact that the (complex) concept expressed by the definiens plays an important role in the discourse in which the definendum is used. For instance, agreeing to mean by ‘prime’ a number that can be divided without remainder only by 1 and itself attention to
CONFUSION OF NECESSARY AND SUFFICIENT CONDITIONS IN REASONING
Conditional claims are sometimes spelled out in terms of necessary and sufficient conditions. For example: electricity supply is a necessary condition for technological development. This tell us that we can’t have technological development without electricity supply, or “if we have technological development, then we must have electricity supply”. Notice that