How to evaluate an argument
- Identify the conclusion and the premises.
- Put the argument in standard form.
- Decide if the argument is deductive or non-deductive.
- Determine whether the argument succeeds logically.
- If the argument succeeds logically, assess whether the premises are true. For premises that are backed-up by a sub-arguments, repeat all the steps for the sub-arguments.
- Make a final judgement: is the argument good or bad?
Logical and Critical Thinking
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