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Logical Argument Components

Please discuss the essential components of a logical argument .

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The essential components of a logical argument...

A logical argument is, to quote the Monty Python sketch, "a connected series of statements to establish a definite proposition". There are three essential components (sometimes referred to as stages) to an argument: Premises, inference, and conclusion.

1. Stage one: Premises

One or more propositions will be are necessary for the argument to continue. They must be stated explicitly. They are called the premises of the argument. They are the evidence (or reasons) for accepting the argument and its conclusions.
Premises (or assertions) are often indicated by phrases such as "because", "since", "obviously" ...

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This solution discusses the essential components of a logical argument. Examples provided as well as a supplementary resource on how to construct a logical argument.