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# Weakening questions vs Flaw in the reasoning question

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ok guys, I am reading the critical reasoning bible on page 214 where the flaw in the reasoning question is discussed. The following are the given examples of how the questions for flaw in the reasoning can be asked:

a) "Which of the following most accurately dexcribes a flaw in the argument's reasoning?"
b) "The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticisms on the grounds that the argument"
c) "The reasoning above is flawed because it fails to recognize that"
d) "A questionable aspect of the above is that it"

Now, after looking at such questions, I start to wonder how can one differentiate between the flaw in the reasoning question and the weakening question? The flaw in the reasoning question usually looks for answer choice that indicates a flaw in the overal logic of the argument. However, if someone misinterprets the question, he or she can end up choosing an answer that would rather weaken the argument. Any suggestions??
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06 Jun 2009, 08:17
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Here do I describe in formula:

Flaw is insufficient premise (it's other premise), it support for other premise so that have conclusion.
Flaw + premise = conclusion
Weaken assumption is close to assumption:
Origin: Premise 1 + presmise 2 = Conclusion
Weaken: Premise 2 + premise 3 = Conclusion.

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16 Jan 2012, 18:57
mrbgam.. could you please elaborate on this?Possibly wth an example?

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