Ways of Objecting to Arguments - notes from 03-19-08

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Ways of Objecting to Arguments a. Argue for the negation of one of the argument’s premises. a. Your objection will be successful if and only if all of its premises are true b. If your objection is successful, you will have shown that the argument is unsound and thus doesn’t provide any good reasons to think that its conclusion is true. c. If your objection is successful, you will NOT have shown that the conclusion of the argument is false. b.
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Unformatted text preview: Argue for the negation of the arguments conclusion. a. If your objection is successful, you will have shown that the conclusion of the argument is false and hence that the argument is unsound. b. If your objection is successful, you will NOT have shown whats wrong with the argument; that is, which of its premises is false. c. So you will want to supplement your objection by identifying the false premise of the argument...
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