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16. Re: etc. Mar 8, 2012, 21:34 Scottish Martial Arts
 
See, in this regard you're as bad as bloody Ebert... You (and Dimitri) are converting your opinion in to objective fact.

Dmitri and I didn't make an argument for our claim, so you're right to call us on it. That doesn't mean the claim is "like, just your opinion, man". Any claim is, by definition, true or false. So what's the truth value of our claim? Let's look at one possible argument for it.

If gamers were interested in art, rather than gameplay, then they would be just as likely to read a book or watch a movie or go to a museum. By definition, gamers are people who are MORE likely to play a game than to read a book or watch a movie, etc. So gamers are not just as likely to pick another medium. Therefore they don't play games for art.

Formally, let P be the premise gamers are interested in art, and Q be the premise gamers are just as likely to pick another medium.

If P then Q.
~Q.
Therefore, ~P by modus tollens.

The argument is indisputably valid, and the premises seem correct, so the conclusion is that the claim is true.

This comment was edited on Mar 8, 2012, 21:39.
 
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