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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHI1101
Professor
Mark Brown
Semester
Fall

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Chapter One and TwoChapter OneArgumentsArguments are instruments for rational persuasionTo persuade someone of the reasonableness of a position we present arguments in its favourAn argument is a set of claims one of which is meant to be supported by the othersA conclusion is a claim meant to be supported by reasons offered in the argumentA premise is a claim put forth as a reason for a conclusionArgument ConclusionPremisesWhen you move from a premise to a conclusion we infer or make an inference the movement ofStatements imply while people inferAn argument may be any lengthArguments may occur in any context and involve any subject matterAn argument in our sense is not a disputeArguments can fail or may be false or give little or no support for its c
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