You should know the definitions of the following terms:
- Antecedent
- Cogent
- Conditional
- Conjunction
- Conjunct
- Connotation
- Consequent
- Contingent
- Contradiction
- Definiens
- Definiendum
- Denotation
- Disjunction
- Disjunct
- Invalid
- Necessary Condition
- Negation
- Not Cogent
- Not Sound
- Sound
- Strong
- Sufficient Condition
- Tautology
- Valid
- Weak
You should know the truth tables for the four logical connectives we studied in class:
- Negation (~)
- Conjunction (•)
- Disjunction (∨)
- Conditional (⊃)
- You should be able to determine the truth or falsity of a proposition when given the truth values of the component propositions.
- You should be able to provide a truth table for a proposition.
- You should be able to use a truth table to determine the validity or invalidity of an argument.
- You should be able to explain and give examples of the five functions of language.
- You should be able to articulate and explain the two reasons Baillargeon gives for why he wrote A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense.
- You should be able to articulate and give examples of the four functions of definitions.
- You should be able to articulate and give examples of the three ways to define.
- You should be able to identify and explain the following deceptive features of language:
- Euphemism
- Dysphemism
- Vagueness
- Equivocation
- Amphibology
- Accentuation
- Eduction
- Weasel Words
- Jargon