Conclusion: I like rain better.
2. Find an argument from an external source (make sure to tell me where it is from). …show more content…
7. Tell me about a pattern that seemed causal but is actually more complex than that.
We believe that the world we see is caused by the world itself. We receive the sensory data from the world, and recreate the images in our brain. But in fact, it can be other way around. The world is projected by our mind. For example, things that happened in the dream, or things you imaged during hallucination. In short, we see what we want to see.
8. Tell me about something that is hard to communicate and how being specific and understanding the subtleties of definitions can help.
It's really hard to articulate the idea of morality. What ought we do and why. We need to first define domains of morality. Does morality simply include actions that limit others' freedom like lying and harming, or include actions that do not involve others like suicide. If we choose both and conclude that moral action are actions that maximize goods, then we need to further define the meaning of goods. Goods are things that we value like happiness, joys, meaning, humanity, and etc. Without a clear definition, people can't have a common ground or a common language to argue upon. One may argue about morality that means one thing (violating rights) and another might argue about morality that means different things (maximize happiness)
9. Tell me about a fallacious argument that you fell for. Why did you fall for it?
It is an ontological argument invented by Saint Anselm. It goes like