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Critical Thinking 9 Consistency and Inconsistency

Critical Thinking 9 Consistency and Inconsistency

In this chapter we examined the notion of inconsistency, which plays such an important role in judgments of improbability. We considered how one sentence can be inconsistent with another, as well as how a sentence can be self-contradictory and can be inconsistent with its presuppositions. A verbal statement can even be inconsistent with the speaker's body language or tone of voice. Finding an example that is inconsistent with a general claim of...

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