CRT205 WK6 DQ2 - This is not a convincing argument to me...

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The child’s argument “There are no chocolate stains on my hands, so I couldn’t have stolen the cookies.” requires inductive logic. The premises are that the cookies are gone meaning they were stolen, and there are no stains on the child’s hands. The premises are stated by the child. The child concludes the argument by stating because he/she does not have stains on them, they did not steal the cookies.
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Unformatted text preview: This is not a convincing argument to me because it is not sound, and there could be many other premises which the child does not state to prove he/she did not steal the cookies. For example, the child does not like chocolate; therefore he/she wouldn’t have stolen them. There could also be chocolate on his/her teeth, or clothing. Having no chocolate on your hands does not prove the conclusion....
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2010 for the course AXIA Axia taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at Phoenix School of Law.

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