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In logic, the form of an argument is valid precisely if it cannot lead from true premises to a false conclusion. An argument is said to be valid if, in every aspect in which all premises are true, the conclusion is true. For example: "All A are B; some A are C; therefore some B are C" is a valid form. A formula of logic is said to be valid if it is true under every interpretation. Inference is the act or process of
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Unformatted text preview: drawing a conclusion based solely on what one already knows. Suppose you see rain on your window, you can infer from that, quite trivially, that the sky is grey. Looking out the window would have yielded the same fact, but through a process of perception, not inference (note however that perception itself can be viewed as an inferential process). Inference is studied within several different fields....
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