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By Patrick J. Hurley

ISBN-10: 049580018X

ISBN-13: 9780495800187

Tens of hundreds of thousands of scholars have discovered to be extra discerning at developing and comparing arguments with assistance from Patrick J. Hurley. Hurley's lucid, pleasant, but thorough presentation has made A CONCISE creation TO common sense the main conventional common sense textual content in North the USA. additionally, the book's accompanying technological assets, similar to CengageNOW and studying common sense, contain interactive workouts in addition to video and audio clips to augment what you learn within the ebook and listen to at school. in brief, you'll have all of the information you want to develop into a extra logical philosopher and communicator.

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These relationships are expressed in the following conditional statements: If X is a dog, then X is an animal. If X is not an animal, then X is not a dog. The first statement says that being a dog is a sufficient condition for being an animal, and the second that being an animal is a necessary condition for being a dog. However, a little reflection reveals that these two statements say exactly the same thing. Thus, each expresses in one way a necessary condition and in another way a sufficient condition.

4. The words “therefore,” “hence,” “so,” “since,” and “thus” are all conclusion indicators. 5. The words “for,” “because,” “as,” and “for the reason that” are all premise indicators. 6. In the strict sense of the terms, inference and argument have exactly the same meaning. 7. In most (but not all) arguments that lack indicator words, the conclusion is the first statement. 8. Any sentence that is either true or false is a statement. 9. Every statement has a truth value. 10. The person usually credited with being the father of logic is Aristotle.

Will decide the issue. But when the passage is taken totally out of context, ascertaining the source may prove impossible. In those circumstances the only possible answer may be to say that if the passage is an argument, then such-and-such is the conclusion and such-and-such are the premises. Conditional Statements A conditional statement is an “if . . then . ” statement; for example: If professional football games incite violence in the home, then the widespread approval given to this sport should be reconsidered.

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