Before you begin, ask yourself a few questions to determine what you might already know about analyzing arguments. Here are a few to get you started.
Is an argument always a quarrel?
Is arguing an act of invention or investigation?
What makes an argument strong or weak?
Are all strong arguments sound?
Are all sound arguments logical?
Logic is a branch of philosophy that examines and appraises arguments. The opening six minutes of this video looks at what an argument is, highlighting the components that make it a valid or sound argument. Pay close attention to the definitions of a premise and a conclusion, as it will help you meet the first learning outcome of this module.
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