Lecture 2 Arguments
Argument: a set of statements, one of which is intended to be supported by the
o Statement: collection of statement or arguments; a sentence in the
language that expresses a thought that can be true or false. It expresses a
truth evaluable sentence or thought.
o Two truth values:
o Supported by: made reasonable to believe by
o Inference: way of thinking; helps clarify the reasoning of beliefs.
o Premise: a statement in an argument that is intended to support another
statement in the argument.
o Conclusion: a statement in an argument intended to be supported by other
statements in the argument.
o Mere report: set of statements but not an argument.
o Argument Indicato