Tutorial 6A - CC2002 Creative and Critical Thinking...

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CC2002 Creative and Critical Thinking Semester One 2011/12 Tutorial 3 Argument Analysis and Standard Form Writing Inference ((((: An inference is a mental process of linking propositions in which a proposition is justified by other proposition(s). Argument ((((: An argument is a set of statements in which some statement(s) is/are claimed to justify another statement. Premise ((((: The premise(s) of an argument is/are the statement(s) which claim(s) to justify another statement of this argument. Conclusion ((((: The conclusion of an argument is the statement which is claimed to be justified by other statement(s) of this argument. The Standard Form (((() of an argument is as follows: Premise 1 Premise 2 Premise 3 …… ───────── Conclusion For example : (((((( (((() All men are mortal. (Premise 1) (((((( (((() Socrates is a man. (Premise 2) ───────── ──────────── ((((((((( ((() Therefore, Socrates is mortal.
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2012 for the course COMP 3868 taught by Professor Keithchan during the Spring '97 term at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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