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# Causality in Critical Reasoning Questions

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I created some diagrams which help me in solving Weaken, Strengthen and Assumption Questions which based of causality.

Please tell me if there is something wrong. Just trying to return a bit!

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08 Jan 2012, 11:34
let me try it out
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06 Oct 2013, 05:40
I suggest you post them so that others can understand these concepts; after all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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12 Jun 2015, 00:33
this is great. thank you

but pls, remember that the most important skill for nearly all cr problems is the criticizing skill. only afer criticizing the problem, we can realize many problem. the posting here help us find the chanllenges to the problem. but pls, keep the basic skill before do assumption, weaken, strengthen, evaluate problems.
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12 Jun 2015, 00:35
all the "rules" for cr is to help us criticize the argument. dont apply the rules incorrectly. in fact, there is no rules for all cases. the rules are correct in some cases and is a relative help.
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01 Jan 2016, 05:05
vix wrote:
I created some diagrams which help me in solving Weaken, Strengthen and Assumption Questions which based of causality.

Please tell me if there is something wrong. Just trying to return a bit!

regards,
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Great diagrams ..
However there are couple of more scenarios need to be added.

In case of casual relationship , it is assumed that Cause always happenes before the effect.
So we can use this point to create two more scenarios.

Weaken -
1) Result happened before cause happened. This will break the argument.

Strenghten -
1) Result did not happened before cause happened. This will help strengthen the argument.

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