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Department
Philosophy
Course
PP110
Professor
Ashwani Peetush
Semester
Winter

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What is an argument?  2 components 1. Premises – set of statements 2. Conclusion – contained in the premises o IF premises are true, THEN the conclusion must be true (valid argument)  Hypothetical scenario - assertion of 2 statements o Valid arguments are not just opinions (truth preserving, structure) o An argument can have 1 or more false premises and still be valid  Ex. All men are mortal (premises)  Calvin is a man (premises)  Calvin is mortal (conclusion)  Ex. All dogs are cats (premises)  All cats are b
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