Introduction to Philosophy
American Intercontinental University
Throughout life, we deal with many day-to-day situations. Some come in forms of Mere Assertions, Circular Reasoning’s and Ad Hominem to name a few. If you ever knew what these terms mean. I will give a brief description and example of these meanings.
There are nine different types of segmentations in philosophy that are used in the world today. The different segmentations are mere assertions, circular reasoning’s, ad hominem, red herring, pseudo questions, false cause, sweeping generalization, slippery slope and equivocation or changing meanings. These different segments play an essential role in our day-to-day environment. For instance, if you read in the newspaper that a crime was committed, that is an example of mere assertions. In society today, this phrase is heard repeatedly, “You do the crime, you pay the time.” This means that if you commit a crime you, will be punished to the extent of law. In some Middle Eastern countries, they cut your hand off for stealing. In the other parts of the world including the United States, you are innocent until proven guilty. They have to prove with a reasonable doubt that the individual committed the crime. This means that they have to provide evidence to the court showing that beyond a reasonable doubt that the individual was guilty of the crime. This is an example of mere assertions, if someone commits a crime you must have the evidence that they committed it and not assume that they did. The evidence has to prove that a crime was committed.
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding who wrote the bible. Some say that God wrote the bible while others say, God, Moses and some of the apostles played a role collaboratively wrote the bible. This dispute has been around for many years and still has yet to be proven....