Essays from my University of London BA Philosophy Studies
Philosophy of Logic - [235P070]
- Is there a
satisfactory account of the truth of the sentence "Santa Claus does not
- Defend what
you think is the best account of Proper Names.
- Can there
be a satisfactory account of the notion of correspondence employed in the
claim that 'a proposition or statement is true if it corresponds to the
- Should we
treat indicative and counterfactual conditionals differently? Justify your
- In what
way, if any, do possible worlds ground the notions of necessity and
- What does
the deflationary theorist mean by saying that truth is not a genuine
property of statements? Is the deflationary theory itself true?
- What is the
best way to explain the concept of analyticity?
- Can there
be a convincing justification for deductive reasoning?
- Could the
statement "The present Prime Minister might not have been the present Prime
Minister,' be true? Explain your answer.
- How can we
best understand the notion of necessity?
- How can one
justifiably distinguish true counterfactual conditionals from false ones,
given that all such conditionals have false antecedents?
entails coherence, not vice versa.' Does this refute coherence theories of
- ˜One can
understand the claim, "The baby has been sick all day', without
supposing there is one and only one baby in the world. So Russell's theory
of definite descriptions is wrong." Discuss.
- Can the
sentence "The man over there drinking Martini is a philosopher' be true even
though nothing satisfies the definite description? Justify your answer.