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Introduction to Arguments

Introduction to Arguments

Author: Megan Welle

In this lesson, students will distinguish between an argument and a non-argument.

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Notes on "Introduction to Arguments"


(00:00 – 00:20) Introduction

(00:21 – 01:44) Definition

(01:45 – 02:39) Factual Claims

(02:40 – 04:53) Inferential Claims

(04:54 – 06:32) Arguments in Action

(06:33 – 07:36) Summary

Terms to Know
  • Argument

    A group of statements containing both a factual claim or claims and an inferential claim or claims

  • Factual Claim

    A claim that some fact or facts obtain in the world

  • Inferential Claim

    A claim that the premises support the conclusion