Intro - 2/8 Argument: verbal attempt to get others to...

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2/8 Argument: verbal attempt to get others to accept a belief or opinion by providing reasons why they should accept it Conditional Statement If ____________________, then _______________________. Antecedent ^ Consequent ^ The relation between Conditional Statements and Arguments: o A single conditional statement is NOT an argument o A conditional statement may serve as either the premise or the conclusion (or both) of an argument o The interferential content of a conditional statement may be Necessary Condition: B is said to be a necessary condition for A whenever A cannot occur without the occurrence of B. Sufficient Condition: A is said to be a sufficient condition for B whenever the occurrence of A is all that is needed for the occurrence of B. Deduction Deductive argument is an argument in which the arguer claims that it is impossible for the conclusion to be false/ true given that all premises are true A valid deductive argument is an argument in which it is impossible for the conclusion to be
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This note was uploaded on 07/07/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Wheeler during the Spring '07 term at Towson.

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Intro - 2/8 Argument: verbal attempt to get others to...

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