Sunday, February 12, 2006

The assignment is to present in numbered premise conclusion form an argument from Melissus on one of the following Parmenidean conclusions:

Everything that ever did exist always existed and always will exist.
There can never be more or fewere things than there ever were.
Nothing that lacks both a beginning and an end is unlimited.
There can only be one thing.
There is only one thing.
There is no motion.
Nothing has proper parts.
What exists is the same throughout.
There is no change.

This should be 3-4 pages in outline form with explanations and definitions of the premises. Next, present an objection to the argument from Melissus, using numbered premise-conclusion form. Again, explain the objection and define any technical terms. Then, reply to the objection and provide a reason for thinking that one of the premises is false. Finally, give an overall evaluation of the argument claiming whether or not it is sound. Don't forget to cite your sources.
Good luck!


Blogger sam newman said...

awesome. thanks a lot dude.

7:15 PM  

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