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Arguments and Fallacies

Postby cubeangel » 02 Aug 2012, 09:02

Are there arguments in the set of all arguments that could be possibly be made, have been made, and those being made now that can be free from all fallacies?
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Re: Arguments and Fallacies

Postby Arouet » 02 Aug 2012, 09:07

cubeangel wrote:Are there arguments in the set of all arguments that could be possibly be made, have been made, and those being made now that can be free from all fallacies?


All men are mortal
Socrates is a man
Therefore, Socrates is mortal.

You're welcome.
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Re: Arguments and Fallacies

Postby cubeangel » 02 Aug 2012, 09:18

Thanks Arouet. This is an excellent. It is very simple and actually this is the first argument I ever saw when I first starting learning about logic and critical thinking. This is a good example of a non-fallacious argument and you have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt it is possible to make an argument that is free from all fallacies. This argument is valid meaning that one can entail the premise from the conclusion and sound meaning both premises are true.

For me, what happens is I end up overthinking and I forget about simple things like this. Thanks again.
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Re: Arguments and Fallacies

Postby Arouet » 02 Aug 2012, 09:40

cubeangel wrote:Thanks Arouet. This is an excellent. It is very simple and actually this is the first argument I ever saw when I first starting learning about logic and critical thinking.


me too! :)

For me, what happens is I end up overthinking and I forget about simple things like this. Thanks again.


Glad I could help. Actually, its something I'm good at, bringing more complicated arguments and breaking them down into their smaller parts to see what we're really talking about. Most arguments I think can actually be laid out quite simply. They just have to be broken down.
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