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Critical Thinking 5: Assessing arguments July 21, 2009 Kepa Korta kepa.korta@gmail.com
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Two approaches The fallacies approach Fallacies: weak arguments that seem to be strong, or common errors of reasoning. Bad arguments in disguise The criterial approach Looking for the criteria a good argument should satisfy
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Three criteria Truth ---or better--- acceptability of the premises Relevance of each premise to the conclusion
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Unformatted text preview: Adequacy of all the premises to support the conclusion Seven rules Identify the main conclusion Identify the premises Identify the structure of the argument Check the acceptability of the premises Check the relevance of the premises Check the adequacy of the premises Look for counter-arguments...
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