To Teach Is To Light A Life Forever

Teaching must be approached with a passion not different from loving. Teachers who display an intense love for teaching do inspire their students and infuse them with enthusiasm to take their learning seriously and joyfully.

According to Aruppe, a teacher has to be in love for nothing is more practical for a teacher than falling in love with his calling in an almost absolute way. When you are in love with your teaching, it seizes your imagination, will affect everything in your life. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, what you know that breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.

We teachers are reminded to fall in love with our calling. If we stay in love, it will decide everything. Yes, teaching is tiring, but when we teach, it will light a life forever.

e hënë, 18 qershor 2007

Premise and Conclusion

Premise and Conclusion – The terms premise and conclusion denote a function. Thus no proposition taken by itself can be a premise or a conclusion. They are such only within the context of an argument. An argument may be diagrammed simply as follows:


Premise/s--------------------------------> Conclusion


What serves as the evidence what is supposed to follow from the evidence


Premise and conclusion are relative terms. One and the same proposition can be a premise in one argument and a conclusion in another.


All mammals feed their young with milk.

All human are mammals.

Therefore, all humans feed their young with milk.



All that feed their young with milk are mammals.

All humans feed their young with milk.

Therefore all humans are mammals.



There are clues one can use to pick out the conclusions and the premises of an argument. Certain words in our language may be used to signal conclusions or premises. They are called indicators.


PREMISE INDICATORS

CONCLUSION INDICATORS

Since, as indicated by, because, for, in that, may be inferred from, as, seeing that, for the reason that, inasmuch as, given that, may be concluded from, or the reason that, due to the fact that

Therefore, wherefore, accordingly, we may conclude, entails that, hence, thus, consequently, we may infer that, it must be that, whence, so, it follows that, implies that

Premise

Shows that

Indicates that

Proves that

Entails that

Implies that

Establishes that

Conclusion

Conclusion

Is shown by

Is indicated by

Is proven by

Is entailed by

Is implied by

Is established by

Premise







An argument is seen more clearly if it is written out in argument form. In this format, the premises are listed first, followed by a solid line separating them from the conclusion, listed at the bottom. Each statement is numbered and the form is as follows:



The president, being human, is mortal, as all human beings are mortal.

Premise 1

Premise 2

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Conclusion

All human beings are mortals.

The president is a human being.

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Therefore, the president is mortal.

God does not exist because if he did there would be no suffering and evil in the world; but obviously suffering and evil do exist. Thus, there is not God.

Premise 1

Premise 2

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Conclusion

If God existed there would be no suffering and evil in the world.

But obviously suffering and evil do exist.

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Therefore, there is no God

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