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EVALUATING ARGUMENTS

-The worth of any argument depends on two things: (1) the truth or falsity of its

premises and (2) how much support its premises provide the conclusion.

Deductive arguments: -meant to be valid, their premises are meant to guarantee the

conclusion.

Nondeductive arguments: the premises are meant to confer some high degree of

probability on the conclusion.

Valid argument: -one in which there is no possible way for the premises to be true and

the conclusion false at the same time. The truth of premises of a valid argument

completly guarentees the truth of the conclusion.

True premise= true conclusion

NOT VALID IF: true premises and possibility of the conclusion being false.

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