12/31/2009 12:31:24 AM
What is a "Cogent" argument? An argument is "cogent" if only the truth of the argument's premises would render the truth of the conclusion probable.
1). A boy pulled 100 marbles from a bag.
2). 95 of the marbles he pulled out were green...
3). The next few marble he pulls out from the bag "will/may/might" be green.
What is a "Deductive" argument? An
argument is said to be "deductive" when the truth of the conclusion is
purported to be a logical consequence of the truth or of the premises
in an argument.
1). All living beings, sooner or later, will die.
2). Humans are living beings...
3). All humans, sooner or later, will die.
Argument: A verbal dispute, a quarrel, or/and a process of reasoning from series of statements...
Example: "It was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true..."
- a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true.
Example: "The argument over foreign aid goes on and on..."
- a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal.
Example: "I can't follow your line of reasoning..."
- in logic it is a set of one or more meaningful declarative sentences or propositions known as the premises along with another fact, statement used to support a proposition or a reason e.g. (A verbal dispute, a quarrel, or a process of reasoning and a series of statements...).
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This is a way we would know who actually have read the topic at hand
from the link above comprehensively. This is an attempt to make valid assessed analysis "cogent" enough to be post on here in order to debate our views
constructively to the point we could see if the "argument" will be
productively a "deductive" one. Remember to clearly state or specify which link you are drawing your analysis from. Thank you for participating and...
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