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    SOUNDNESS/VALIDITY OF AN ARGUMENT

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    Muhammad Mubarak

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    Join date : 2013-11-09
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    SOUNDNESS/VALIDITY OF AN ARGUMENT

    Post by Muhammad Mubarak on Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:46 am

    SOUNDNESS/VALIDITY OF AN ARGUMENT
    As we have understood the meaning of Argument. Now we went to look different between the soundness and validity.
    An argument can be justified with its soundness and validity. For any argument to be valid and sound, it needs to fulfill the following conditions.
    1. The reasons brought forward to support the claim must be true.
    2. The connection of the conclusion to reasons ought to be logical and valid.
    Taking an argument into consideration
    Muslims are terrorists
    Abdullah is a Muslim
    Therefore, Abdullah is a terrorist
    For an argument to be sound and valid, we will have to consider its premises before arguing with the conclusion.
    The structure of the argument is valid, so therefore we can say that the relationship between the reason and the conclusion is logically valid. However, the truth value of the premise is questionable at least by Muslims who refuse to be portrayed as terrorist. Therefore, this argument is valid but not sound.

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