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Evaluating the Structure of an Argument

Evaluating the Structure of an Argument

Author: Glenn Kuehn

In this lesson, students will evaluate the validity or strength of an argument.

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Notes on “Evaluating the Structure of an Argument”

(00:00 – 00:15) Introduction

(00:16 – 00:31) Things to Keep in Mind

(00:32 – 00:56) Content of Tutorial

(00:57 – 01:26) Key Terms

(01:27 – 04:56) Valid and Invalid Arguments

(04:57 – 05:57) Counterexample Examples

(05:58 – 08:07) Strong and Weak Arguments

(08:08 – 08:25) Summary

Terms to Know
  • Invalid

    A deductive argument in which the premise(s) do not logically guarantee their conclusion

  • Strong

    An inductive argument in which the premises render the conclusion probable

  • Valid

    A deductive argument whose premise(s) logically guarantee their conclusion

  • Weak

    An inductive argument in which the premises do not render the conclusion probable