The Argument

The Argument

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Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking by D.Q. McInerly


01. Founding an argument

02. The move from universal to particular

03. The move from particular to universal

04. Predication

05. Negative statements

06. Making comparisons

07. Comparison and argument

08. Sound arguments: a) Conjunctive arguments b) Disjunctive arguments

09. Conditional arguments

10. Syllogistic arguments

11. The truth of premises

12. The relevancy of premises

13. Statements of fact, statements of value

14. Argumentative forms

15. Conclusions must reflect quantity of premises

16. Conclusions must reflect quality of premises

17. Inductive arguments

18. Assessing arguments

19. Constructing an argument:

a) The truth of premises
b) The strength of premises

The Argument

• Introduction
Argument is the representation of logical reasoning. It states the capacity of the human mind to recognize and connect ideas to each other. In this chapter would be discussed the different parts and the composition of the argument. This allows us to make an effective argument.
1. Founding an argument
Argumentation is the basic move of reasoning; by it, we express a point of view. An argument consists of premises and a conclusion, by which we reflect certain idea (conclusion) and we supported with premises. This kind of statements are often to be confused and misused, there is certain rules that apply in the construction of an effective argument. In these chapter would be reviewed every one of them.
2. The move from universal to particular
A universal statement has such large scope that it indicates at the same time that a particular statement with the same subject and predicate is also true
Ex: If I say that all students in NMB wear ID I must say that Tony as part of the school body also wears an ID....

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