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unsound for example: a dog is reptile, some reptiles can fly, and therefore some dogs can fly. The premises are false the conclusion is also false making this an unsound argument. What is an inductive argument? An inductive argument is one that states premises that if they can be believed they will lead you to believe that the conclusion is most likely the truth. It does not prove whole heartedly that the conclusion is complete fact but merely makes a strong case for you to believe the conclusion. Taking premises that sound truthful and believable to form a conclusion leads you to believe it is a truth as well. An inductive argument is more like good reasoning towards believing the conclusion, it’s a well thought out argument that leaves the listener to draw the answers. An example of an inductive argument would be: me and my family has gone to baseball game every September for as long as I can remember, therefore
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9-7-2010 Knowledge reality nature Assignment 1 this September we will attend a baseball game. The conclusion must be induced it is not strict fact but more of a general assumption. How do you tell the difference between deductive and inductive arguments? The main difference between deductive and inductive arguments is how strongly the conclusion is based from fact. An inductive argument ranges from being general to specific which means it in a way isn’t very precise. A deductive argument stays very specific to its main topic which is based purely on truth. Deductive arguments stay closer to definitive conclusions based off proofs or definitions or well known fact. The type of argument has a lot to do with the aim of the person making the argument, someone can take pure fact but in the way they convey it take away some key points that would make it deductive thus making it an inductive argument. Works Cited
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