# Valid argument vs invalid argument. 2. Inductive Arguments and Strong Reasoning 2019-01-09

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## Valid or Invalid?

A good example of this is our judicial system. But since an inductive argument is not deductive, it cannot be not valid in the same sense. There is also a psychological dimension. Remember, however, that even if it can be demonstrated that both the premises and the intermediate inferences are incorrect, that does not mean that the final conclusion is also false. Valid Argument Form Number Two - Modus Tollens All h2g2 Researchers are debonair.

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## Validity and Soundness

There are several different ways in which we can build this solid foundation for our conclusion to rest. The following are all invalid: M or A T M T M or A T A or L F M T not A T A F M T A F not L T M T L F Invalid Invalid Invalid Invalid The moral of the story is that you can have any combination of truth values across premises and conclusion and the argument may still be invalid. It is not sound, however, because the first premise is false. Things that have wings can fly. Remember, there are varying degrees of strong.

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## What is a argument?

It has the ability to raise the question of doubt. Let's try breaking it down this way. Consider the following example: Everytime there is someone in the front yard, Spot bark. All invalid arguments are fallacious and All fallacious arguments are unsound. Therefore, Princess Diana was killed in an accident.

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## logic

Valid Argument Form Number One - Modus Ponens Modus Ponens 'proposing mode' is the most common form of valid argument. Examples of Inductive Reasoning If the three consecutive shapes are triangle, square and pentagon which would be the next shape? It may be hard to imagine these premises being true, but it is not hard to see that if they were true, their truth would logically guarantee the conclusion's truth. Here's a concrete example: If I am with the one I love, then I am happy. Arguments should only be used to derive a truth or truths. Therefore, Tom Cruise is an actor. This is therefore called a 'valid' argument, or it could be said that the conclusion follows 'validly' from the premises.

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## The Validity and Soundness of Deductive Arguments

A sound argument causes the listener to admit that there is more than one truth about the subject. Invalid: an argument that is not valid. This will be because the form of the argument is flawed. If the premises don't logically guarantee the conclusion, then the argument is invalid. Yet, when you judge an argument to be invalid, you need to consider whether it might be strong.

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## How To Tell When Arguments Are Valid or Sound

First, one must ask if the premises provide support for the conclusion by examing the form of the argument. For more info on this I suggest reading the. Elizabeth does not own a Honda. Princess Diana was shot by a lunatic or Michael Jackson was shot by a lunatic. Or to put it another way, the truth of the premises guarantees the truth of the conclusion. On a philosophy forum, I see that they distinguish the two by saying a valid argument is such that the truth value of the premises necessarily imply the truth values of the conclusion. At this stage the following question may be asked.

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## Quiz: Truth, Validity, and Soundness

If this first opinion is dissagreed with; there will be a counterargment, expressed personal opinion. Take this argument, for example, that has declared the original argument not valid as a valid argument because the truth of the conclusion quite clearly is not a logical consequence of its premise. If we show that an argument is invalid, what do we do then? In this case, a family history of cancer is generally considered a factor that increases the risk of a person getting cancer. We did not deny the truth of premise one or two. The first statements are called the 'premises', while the last statement is called the 'conclusion'.

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## Deductive vs Inductive

So, Socrates was a happy alligator. Therefore, Tom Cruise is a robot. This is the logical dimension of fallacies. Arguments in inductive reasoning are either strong or weak. Therefore, Y is also untrue. Based on this, you conclude that Madison was once president. This is where soundness comes in.

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## logic

A sound argument is one that is not only valid, but begins with premises that are actually true. But are all invalid arguments fallacious arguments? If an argument is invalid, then an argument is not valid, but just because an argument is not valid, that does not mean that an argument is invalid. So that's just a cautionary note about the terminology. We could say: if something is a cat then it is a mammal and all mammals are warm blooded. Lets take the previous example: if something is a cat then it is a mammal. When this is understood, those making arguments are never wrong. It is merely an opinion offered for lack of a better explanation.

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## Truth, Validity, and Soundness

So if I were to tell you: if something is a cat then it is a mammal, that follows a basic structure that says: If A then B. It is not clear whether we ought to include other features, like non-circularity, in the necessary conditions for soundness; convention has yet to determine it. If p is false, then p is not true, but we shouldn't jump to the conclusion that p is false just because p is not true, as being not true does not imply being false, just as an argument being not valid does not imply that an argument is invalid. Therefore, in some states, some professional athletes are not eligible voters. Would you like to answer one of these instead? Please note and this is very important!! And if the premises happen to be true, it is even sound. Confirmation bias The confirmation bias is based on the natural tendency to confirm, rather than to deny a current hypothesis. Take the argument above, here we have a premise that states a valid argument is one that opens a dialog, qualifying that opening as non emotional, and concludes that by opening with a non emotional argument of non specified nature the opposing side will understand the correctness of this argument and thereby have doubt about its own argument.

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