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Unformatted text preview: Necessary condition a condition q is necessary for p if it is impossible for something to be p without being q Suffiecient condition a condition q is suffiecient for p if it is impossible for something to be q and not p Counterexamples The most effective way to challenge definitions Thought experiment whether a relationship really holds can be tested by this Basic structure of arguments Arguments have: a claim and reasons The claim that an argument tries to establish is the conclusion The support for the claim is called the premisies Standard form - all premises in order then conclusion at the end...
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- Spring '08