Logic 1000 - Definitions

# Logic 1000 - Definitions - Term Definition Affirming the...

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Term: Affirming the Antecedent (MP) Definition: Valid - if p then q, p, therefore q Term: Affirming the Consequent Definition: Invalid - if P then Q, Q, therefore P Term: Antecedent Definition: The first part of a conditional statement (if P the Q) Term: Cogent Argument Definition: A strong inductive argument Term: Conditional Statement Definition: An "if-then" statement; consists of the antecedent and the consequent

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Term: Consequent Definition: The part of a conditional statement introduce by the word "then" Term: Deductive Argument Definition: An argument intended to provide logically conclusive support for its conclusion Term: Denying the Antecedent Definition: Invalid - if P then Q, Not P, therefore Q Term: Denying the Consequent (MT) Definition: Valid - if P the Q, Not Q, therefore Not P Term: Dependent Premise Definition: A premise that depends on at least one other premise to provide joint support to a conclusion.
Term: Disjunctive Syllogism Definition: Valid - Either P or Q, not P therefore Q Term: Hypothetical Syllogism

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