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Chapter 4 Strong Argument

Chapter 4 Strong Argument - 3 There is another premise(or...

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Chapter 4 Strong Argument An argument is deductively strong for a person if and only if 1. It is deductively valid; and 2. It is reasonable for the person to believe all the argument’s premises. Deductive Strength 1. Requires deductive validity and reasonable premises. 2. The strength of a valid argument is proportional to the reasonableness of the  conjunction of all its premises. 3. Strength can vary from person to person, depending on the evidence the people  have. An argument is defeated a person’s total evidence if and only if 1. The argument is cogent. 2. The argument are reasonable for the person to believe; and
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Unformatted text preview: 3. There is another premise (or premises)that is also reasonable for the person to believe and the argument formed by adding this additional premise is not cogent. An argument is inductively strong for a person if and only if 1. The argument is cogent. 2. It is reasonable for the person to believe all the premises of the argument; and 3. The argument is not defeated by the person’s total evidence. An argument is weak for a person if and only if 1. The argument is not deductively strong for the person; and 2. The argument is not inductively strong for the person....
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