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Arts and Humanities
arguments, premises, and conclusions
Terms in this set (19)
a system for evaluating reason, how one ought to think
an assertion which is a controversial conclusion supported by one or more premises.
a phrase that is true or false, a statement has one of two truth values, truth or falsity
a statement that sets forth the reasons or evidence
the statement claimed to follow from the premise
words or phrases which act as clues in identifying a conclusion.
words or phrases which act as clues in identifying a premise
the reasoning process expressed by an argument, interchangeable with the word argument.
the attribute by which a statement is either true or false.
purpose of the premise or premises is to set forth the reasons or evidence given in support of the conclusion, T/F?
some arguments have more than one conclusion.
All arguments must have more than one premise.
The words "therefore," "hence," "so," "since," and "thus" are all conclusion indicators.
words "for," "because," "as," and "for the reason that" are all premise indicators.
In the strict sense of the terms, inference and argument have exactly the same meaning.
most (but not all) arguments that lack indicator words, the conclusion is the first statement.
sentence that is either true or false is a statement.
statement has a truth value.
person usually credited with being the father of logic is Aristotle.
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