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The Socratic method

1) Think of a statement
2) Think of an exception
3) Recognise the exception
4) Adjust statement to accommodate exception
5) Repeat process

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A fallacy

A mistake in reasoning that leads to a false claim

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Primary quality

A feature that is essential to matter e.g. shape, number, length

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Secondary quality

A feature projected onto the world by man e.g. colour, vaule

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Contingent existence

Something that just happens to exist

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Necessary existence

Something that has to exist

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Causal adequacy principle

There must be as much reality in the cause as there is in the effect i.e. the lesser cannot give rise to the greater