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Can any Christian action truly be morally good?
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If any morally good action is not spontaneous, is it truly morally good? I give to a certain charity in a regular basis - it's part of my written budget, and I have auto-pay set up with my bank for ...

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Is Modal Logic Logic?
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Why shouldn't it be a form of logic? I think that people are somewhat used to the idea of logic only being able to reason about the truth value of statements, but there are a lot of other things you ...

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Can an argument be valid even though one of its premises is false?
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I think that you're confusing validity and soundness. The validity of an argument is determined purely by its form, not by whether or not its premises are true. On the other hand, a sound deductive ...

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What's the name of the logical fallacy where a debater extends a statement far beyond the original statement to make it true?
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It's a straw-man argument because the argument assumes that the only reason that the person making the proposal selected the e-bikes project was the amount of carbon emissions from cars. In reality, ...

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Does being right negate a straw man in your argument?
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No. In general, a fallacy is a fallacy. The fact that the conclusion happens to be true doesn't change the fact that it's a fallacy. You can come up with fallacious arguments for almost any ...

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An argument in favor of the existence of God
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The Penrose staircase is a compelling counterexample to your claim that something that's impossible can't be conceived of - it's impossible, but it can be drawn and even filmed (it appeared multiple ...

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What does "true" mean in "justified true belief"?
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"Justified" and "true" are not the same thing. "Justified" means that it's reasonable to believe it, not that it's true. False beliefs can be justified under the correct ...

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How does self-deception differ from psychology's concept of "motivated reasoning"?
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I like @jobmark's excellent comments, just to summarize them as I understand them (since they're the answer to the question), it's more that these concepts are types of self-deception than that they ...

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Is this a valid argument?
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I'm going to take a slightly different take on this than the other answers: the first premise is ambiguous, so there's not enough information to determine if it's valid or not. As others have ...

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