PAPER ARGUMENTS

PAPER ARGUMENTS - September 4 2007 Set A Paper Topic 1 An...

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September 4, 2007 Set A Paper Topic 1 An argument is defined as a collection of statement, some of which are put forward as evidence for another statement in the collection. Sorites are a type of argument that consists of two or more syllogisms, where the conclusion of one syllogism becomes the premise in the next and so forth. The following is an example is that of a sorites: Some valid arguments are not arguments with mood figure AOI-2 All invalid arguments are unsound arguments. No sound arguments are arguments with mood figure OEA-4 . Some arguments with mood and figure AOI-2 are not arguments with mood and figure OEA-4. This sorites contains an enthymeme. An enthymeme is an argument with an unstated premises or conclusion where the missing statement can be inferred from the context of the original argument. In this case the intermediate conclusion has to be inferred: No valid arguments are arguments with mood and figure OEA-4 This sorites breaks up into two syllogisms, both written in standard logical form (STF):
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