inference - INFERENCE 1 Meaning An activity of the mind...

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1 INFERENCE 1. Meaning An activity of the mind where we derive new truth from the conclusion drawn from the (or its) relationship of (or to) one or more premises 2. Parts of an Inference A. Premises Propositions that lend support to the conclusion Supporting statements which aim to make the conclusion acceptable B. Conclusion Proposition being supported or affirmed Expresses or affirms the main point of the entire argument Premise Indicators Conclusion Indicators Since Because For As Inasmuch as For the reason that… First , … If Therefore Hence Thus I conclude that… So Consequently It follows that One may infer that One may conclude that 3. 2 Kinds of Inference A. Immediate Inference A process of reasoning where we derive our conclusion from one premise only, where it expresses the same or opposite on its value.
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2 Examples: Premise 1: Because no rocks are animals;
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