George Nico Critical Thinking (Notes)
- Recall: a deductive argument aims to provide logically conclusive support for
- But not all arguments are deductive: in some cases, premises are intended to
give probable, not conclusive support for the conclusion. These are inductive
Inductive Strength and Weakness
- An argument is inductively strong if and only if the conclusion is probably
true, given the premises. An argument is probably true given the premises.
Inductively Strong Argument:
(1)Quitting smoking tends to improve one’s health.
(2)Mary has quit smoking.