The Flow of Argument
Lecture no. 9 from the course: The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room
Taught by Professor Patrick Grim | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Ironclad, deductive syllogisms won’t get us very far in terms of new information, so this lecture looks beyond that simple framework and introduces you to the flow of complex arguments. By understanding logical “flow,” you’ll have the tools to determine an argument’s strengths and weaknesses. Is the conclusion inescapable, or merely probable? How “sound” is the argument?