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Critical Thinking 13 Inductive Reasoning

Critical Thinking 13 Inductive Reasoning

Inductive arguments are more common than deductive arguments, and they are more difficult to analyze, but logical reasoners need to be able to handle both kinds of argument. The quality of an inductive argument is always a matter of degree, unlike the quality of deductive arguments. In this chapter we considered the value of anecdotal evidence and reviewed some of the problems with arguments that appeal to the opinions of authorities. We...

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