Tutorial 7 - CC2002 Creative and Critical Thinking Semester...

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CC2002 Creative and Critical Thinking Semester Two 2010/11 Tutorial 7 Deductive Reasoning (II) a) A deductive argument( 演演演演 ) is an argument in which the conclusion is claimed to be justified by (or to follow from) the premise(s) with necessity( 演演演 ), i.e., it is claimed to be necessary that the conclusion is true if all the premises are true. b) An inductive argument(演演演演 ) is an argument in which the conclusion is claimed to be justified by (or to follow from) the premise(s) with a certain degree of probability( 演演演 ), i.e., it is claimed to be probable that the conclusion is true if all the premises are true. c) General speaking, a good deductive argument is a sound deductive argument. d) A bad deductive argument is an unsound deductive argument. e) For a conditional statement, the antecedent is a sufficient condition of the consequent, and the consequent is a necessary condition of the antecedent. f)
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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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