WVU PHIL 100 - Exam 1 Study Guide (3 pages)

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Exam 1 Argument patterns-Moral Agency


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West Virginia University
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Phil 100 - Problems of Philosophy

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Phil 100 1nd Edition Exam 1 Study Guide Lectures 1 11 1 Be prepared to look at an argument pattern and quickly determine whether the pattern is valid or invalid 2 Be able to produce counterexamples to faulty attempts to analyze a concept 3 Know the argument from design Be able to articulate clearly the rationale behind each premise in the argument And understand the main objections and counter objections to the argument 4 Know the Ontological argument Be able to articulate clearly the rationale behind each premise in the argument And understand the main objections and counter objections to the argument 5 Know the Argument from Evil Be able to articulate clearly the rationale behind each premise in the argument And understand the main objections and counter objections in the argument 6 Know Pascal s Wager Be able to articulate clearly the rationale behind each premise in the argument And understand the main objections to the argument 7 Know the Puzzle about Worship and Moral Autonomy Be able to articulate clearly the rationale behind each premise in the argument And understand the main objections to the argument The Problem of Evil 1 If god exists there would not be evil 2 There is a lot of evil 3 God does not exist 1 If A then B 2 B 3 A Valid Objection to premise 1 Free will defense of evil Moral Evil human beings hurt other human beings on purpose Free will defense If god exists god would created the best possible situation The best possible situation might include unavoidable consequences The best situation includes human beings with genuine free will Once god creates humans he cannot control them 1 If god no evil 2 Plenty of evil 3 No god Objections 1 Original sin Adam and Eve Augustine Our fault evil exists we deserve it But why are we still paying so severely 2 Devil There is someone else as well devil causes evil not god tempted by the devil But why doesn t god get rid of the devil 3 Free will Free decisions require ability for humans to do both bad and good 4



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