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Ideally for any dispute between two parties or you want to convince others some propositional argument, we should translate and plug into some formal logic system, and then let's just calculate, and hopefully a definitive answer will emerge after a short while. And historically some audacious philosophers took such daunting project, such as Leibniz. Leibniz ...


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When you say "from A and B we can conclude (informally) C," there is a great deal of variation in whether a listener accepts it. People have background assumptions and methods of thinking - often not stated or known in words - which lead them to either conclude C or deny C to varying degrees of confidence. Does the listener accept A and B? If ...


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