Lecture Notes for GVPT 700 - SCOPE METH POL SCI with Oppenheimer at Maryland (UMD)

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Material Type:Class Note
Subject:Government and Politics
University:University of Maryland
Term:Fall 2001
  • Complicated
  • Immediately
  • Behavioralism
  • Relationship
  • Antecedent Conditions
  • Similarities
  • Positive Law
  • Justification
  • Assumptions
  • Conjunction
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700 initial notes on logic (class 3): (also see handouts for 700) 1. The purpose here is to come to understand the glue that relates what it takes to A. to insure one has testable propositions; B. understand what it means to test a conjecture or proposition; C. justify one's arguments; and D. insure that we make consistent, perhaps even correctable claims. 2. I am saying that a big part of that glue is logic and we will go over enough of it for you to understand how these items relate together. A. logic -- define. Has to do w the rules of creating complex arguments from simple statements each of which can take on one of 2 truth values, T or F. Thus, we need to relate these rules to an understanding of truth. a. T, F, recall, has to do with the relation betw what a statement describes and "things as they really are." [correspondence theory of T] b. Consider, for the moment a statement: X. Table 1 - Truth (& Falsehood) of X - The Correspondence Way Things as they are X correspond ...

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