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# CR: Weakening Arguments

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25 Jul 2003, 06:45
Is it legal that we attack or weaken the assumption of an argument?

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25 Jul 2003, 10:47
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Is it legal that we attack or weaken the assumption of an argument?

Victor

Typically, in a "weaken" type question, the premise that is "attackable" is one the is "hidden" or "assumed", one that is clearly the opinion of someone, or one that is presented as a "hypothesis" or "theory" (i.e., "qualified" premises).

In my experience, any unqualified premise that is given in the statement can be assumed to be TRUE and is immune from attack.
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29 Jul 2012, 22:32
Thanks Akamai . .. For above explanation And one question, I got stuck in 2 final answer choices . . Any way to minimize that ??

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30 Jul 2012, 01:32
AkamaiBrah wrote:
Curly05 wrote:
Is it legal that we attack or weaken the assumption of an argument?

Victor

Typically, in a "weaken" type question, the premise that is "attackable" is one the is "hidden" or "assumed", one that is clearly the opinion of someone, or one that is presented as a "hypothesis" or "theory" (i.e., "qualified" premises).

In my experience, any unqualified premise that is given in the statement can be assumed to be TRUE and is immune from attack.

AkamaiBrah you from the HI?

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