What is an argument (in the logical sense of the word)?
(1) What is an argument (in the logical sense of the word)?
“Arguments. Syllogisms. Enthymemes in Everyday Life.” Please read Chapter 9 from the Textbook. Also, please review Logical Thinking Handouts in the Instructor Insights for Week 5. This material is difficult and you will need more time to be able to answer the questions correctly. You will need to read the material more than once (at least three times!), and take careful notes. Please respond to the following:
What parts does it have? What is the role that each part of the argument is supposed to play? (2) What is categorical syllogism? (3) Give an example of categorical syllogism. (4) What is the conclusion of your syllogistic argument? What are its premises? (5) What propositions does your argument contain (affirmative, negative, universal, particular, singular)? (6) Which one is your argument’s major premise (how do you know that)? (7) Which one is your argument’s minor premise (how do you know that)? (8) Is your argument valid (how do you know that)? Explain what validity (in logic) is. (You may also want to refer to Logical Thinking Handouts 1 and 2)
This is the book that i am using for this class: THINKING: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Critical and Creative Thought, Fourth Edition
Gary R. Kirby; Jeffery R. Goodpaster