POWER OF LOGIC - Chapter 8 terms - POWER OF LOGIC Chapter 8 Terms Proof a series of steps that leads from the premises of a symbolic argument to its

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POWER OF LOGIC: Chapter 8 Terms Proof: a series of steps that leads from the premises of a symbolic argument to its conclusion Simplification: If you have a conjunction, then you may infer either conjunct p • q, so p OR p • q, so q Conjunction: If we have two statements as steps in an argument, we may conjoin them p q so, p • q Addition: From any given statement p, one may infer a disjunction that has p as one of its disjuncts – and the other disjunct may be anything you please p p so, p v q so, q or p Law of excluded middle: states that for any statement p, either p is true or ~p is true p v ~p Law of non-contradiction (LMC): states that for any statement p, it is false that both p and
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