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Could you explain to me what is meant by the argument of the best explanation. It is also called "inference to the best explanation" and said to be the cornerstone of scientific practice (don't ask me how, I'm not a scientist either). The idea is that we should believe our best explanations are true. Suppose you have a large piece of cheese, and ...


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Per your command to address and answer your first question, it must be understood that this is not, a question. This is a request to be indwelled due to the gender and grimoire. The question itself is one of "no wrong choice. To answer this without you understanding the nature of your request, would be in Stoic literature, known as crossing the line. If ...


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I suggest that the proposal is unsound. While it may or may not be the case that one must decide to make a decision, the same applies to a non-free will decision and so the paradox in fact says nothing about free will. Given that we clearly can make decisions, whether or not by free will, it follows that the infinite recursion proposal must be incorrect.


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If we go down to the philosophical level, what we're dealing with is the issue of class inclusion, and it's a thorny subject. Think of it as these three tendencies: The tendency to restrict class inclusion on frivolous or tangential grounds, creating an unnecessary bias. 'No True Scotsman' is an informal fallacy (rhetorical ploy) when it restricts the ...


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Short Answer Attacking the opponent directly is clearly ad hominem. The more specific question is 'is there a sub-type such that snobbery is a key characterization?'. According to WP, this may qualify as an appeal to motive since by characterizing the opponent as elitist or snobbish, one is purporting to speak to the motive of the critic instead of the ...


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Because the empty set { } is complete and it is a subset of both {A1} and {A2} and thus they are not grounded because not complete and minimal.


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