philosophy notes 12 - Argument-thesis, set of sentences...

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Logic Primer -Logic- sequence of premises that lead to things making sense -Doesn’t concern itself with being true or false -Understanding relationship between premises and conclusion -Arrange what you know to derive new knowledge -what follows from what and why -protect yourself from bad arguments -fallacies are used to trick you -logic sharpens critical thinking, then you can make better arguments
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Unformatted text preview: Argument-thesis, set of sentences meant to support another sentence Deductive- if premises are true, conclusion must be true Inductive- if premises are true, conclusion is likely to be true Validity- matter of form or structure of an argument-Has a chance of being false Soundness- valid with true premises Fallacies- error in reasoning-Persuasive appeal-Surface plausibility...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor James during the Spring '10 term at Alabama State University.

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