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Unformatted text preview: exactly where the argument goes wrong. That means that you should always do one of the following: (a) show that the argument is invalid, which is to say that the conclusion does not follow logically from the premises, or (b) state which premise of the argument is false, and give an argument for the conclusion that it is false. 3. In giving an original argument of your own, you should also state the argument very clearly and precisely, which means that you should identify the premises of your argument, and distinguish them from the conclusion. You should also explain why the conclusion follows from your premises. 4. Last, but certainly not least, consider the strongest possible arguments and replies on the other side of the issue (the other side from your own)....
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- Spring '08