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Sunday, 29 August 2010

2 Kinds of Good Arguments


A good deductive argument is said to be "valid," which means it isn't possible for the premises to be true and conclusion false. For example, Premise: Koffi lives in Cotonou.
Conclusion: Therefore, Koffi lives in Rep of Benin.
The premises of a good deductive argument prove or demonstrate the conclusion.

A good inductive argument doesn't prove or demonstrate the conclusion. They support it. This means that, assuming they are true, they raise the probability that the conclusion is true. For example,
Premise: Koffi lives in Cotonou.
Conclusion: Therefore, Koffi uses mosquito repellent.
Koffi's living in Cotonou makes it more probable that Koffi uses mosquito repellent.

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