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CR: Weakening Arguments

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Is it legal that we attack or weaken the assumption of an argument?

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Is it legal that we attack or weaken the assumption of an argument?

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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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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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Re: CR: Weakening Arguments [#permalink]

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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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