PHI 001 God does not existdiscussion

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Put the following argument into standard form in way that captures as much of the reasoning as possible, and which does not contain any idle premises.

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PHI 1: Introduction to Philosophy UC Davis: Winter 2019 Homework Assignment #4 Due in lecture on Thursday, 28 Feb. 2109 Assignment: • Put the following argument into standard form in way that captures as much of the reasoning as possible, and which does not contain any idle premises, i.e., premises that are not needed to make the argument valid. Display the pattern your reconstruction fits, in symbols, to the right of the reconstruction. It is clear that God does not exist. For God, if he exists, would be an essentially omnipotent, essentially omniscient, and essentially omnibenevolent being who created the entire universe, i.e., the actual world. And one rather plausible expectation of a being who is essentially omnipotent, essentially omniscient, and essentially perfectly good is that this being create the best possible world. After all, if God is perfectly good then he will create the best possible world that he is able to create, and if he is omnipotent, he is able to create any possible world. However, the amount, the types, the intensity, and the distribution of evil we see around us seem to point rather overwhelmingly to the conclusion that ours, the actual world, is most certainly not the best possible world. Adapted from H. Hudson, The Metaphysics of Hyperspace (Oxford University Press: 2005), p. 163 • In two or three sentences, mention a specific premise from your reconstruction of the above argument by its number, and cast doubt on it using one of the techniques (which you should also mention by name) discussed in chapter 4 of the C&P text. 1
STUDY SHEET FOR QUIZ 1 Name Modus ponens Modus tollens Disjunctive Argument Chain Argument Hypothetical Argument Predicate Instantiation Universal Syllogism Example 1. If your friends can’t dance, then they’re no friends of mine. 2. Your friends can’t dance. ∴ They’re no friends of mine. 1. If bin Laden is still alive, then the CIA was mistaken about whose body was taken in the raid. 2. The CIA was not mistaken about whose body was taken in the raid. ∴ Bin Laden is not still alive. 1. Either the U.S. will allow Afghanistan to become a failed state, or it will keep troops in Afghanistan for years. 2. The U.S. will not allow Afghanistan for to become a failed state. ∴ They will keep troops in Afghanistan for years. 1. If Chris Christie ordered the traffic delays, evidence of it in the form of emails will come to light. 2. If evidence of it in the form of emails comes to light, this will hurt the chances of a Republican victory in the next presidential election. 3. Chris Christie ordered the traffic delays. Pattern If A then B A ∴ B If A then B Not B ∴ Not A. Either A or B Not B ∴A If A then B If B then C A ∴ C ∴ This will hurt the chances of a Republican victory in the next presidential election. 1. If the U.S. continues emitting CO2 at present rates, global warming will continue for decades. 2. If global warming will continue for decades, sea levels will rise by 1 foot or more. If A then B If B then C ∴ If the U.S. continues emitting CO2 at present rates, sea levels will rise by 1 foot or more. 1. All the inner planets of our solar system are denser than Saturn. 2. Mercury is an inner planet in our solar system. All P1s are P2s. ∴ Mercury is denser than Saturn. 1. All Christians believe in God. 2. Everyone who believes in God will go to Heaven. ∴ m is a P2 All P1s are P2s All P2s are P3s All P1s are P3s. ∴ If A then C m is a P1. ∴ All Christians will go to Heaven. 1

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