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17 terms

CAC Logic and Reasoning

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proposition
a statement that you want to prove or support
premise
evidence or reasons to support a statement
assumption
something accepted as true
skeptical
doubtful or questioning
analogy
a comparison of two or more things
dilemma
to have several possible unfavorable results
evidence
knowledge or experience used to support an idea
reasoning
to make a decision using evidence
emotion
feelings or sensitivity not based on evidence
ambiguous
more than one meaning or interpretation, unclear
valid
an argument where the conclusions come logically from the evidence
sound
using good judgment, good sense, and good reasoning
persuasive
influential or convincing
Red Herring
something to distract a person from the real issue
false dilemma
to claim two possible results when more than two are possible
Straw Man
to change someone's argument to make it easier to attack
fallacy
false, deceptive, or using poor reasoning