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Tiffany M.

asked • 06/05/20

situational vs universal truth


Offer and explain at least one realistic counter-example – in other words, a real-world situation where the thought is not true, i.e., where the thought fails to match reality. Be sure to explain in detail how the thought is definitely not true (or at least highly likely to be not true) in that situation.  

Please note two things: First, the instruction is not for you to explain how the thought is always false; the issue we are exploring here isn’t true versus false. It’s always true versus sometimes true. (And the skill you’re practicing is learning to think of counter-examples rather than just agreeing with an assertion.) Second, since the purpose of your explanation is to convince me that you are correct, weak answers will earn less than full credit.

1. There are 24 hours in a day.

2. The Earth is round.

3. A mother is older than her daughter.

4. This claim has seven words in it.  

[The pronouns ‘this’ and ‘it’ refer to the sentence listed as # 4.]

1 Expert Answer


Matthew B. answered • 06/07/20

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