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Unformatted text preview: y true premises and a false conclusion is always invalid. Soundness Addresses the truth of the premises. To determine soundness simply ask: Are the premises REALLY true? Do not assume the premise are true this only applies to validity. Invalid arguments are ALWAYS unsound. Inductive arguments Factual claim Inferential claim Cogency Strength Strength Unlike validity strength is a term of degree. An argument is strong if the premises provide probable support for the conclusion. In general if the probability for the conclusion...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course PHIL 311 taught by Professor D.c. during the Spring '07 term at University of Louisville.
- Spring '07