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Deductive Reasoning

The Importance of Deductive Reasoning Carrie Phillips CRT/205 June 9, 2013 Matthew Sosland The Importance of Deductive Reasoning We make decisions every day that impact our lives. Some individuals, just do not realize how much. Whether we realize it or not, everything we do and say, is a result of a decision we have made. There is no easy way to change the fact that we make decision, however we can change how we approach the decision, resulting in better outcomes from making better...

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Deductive Reasoning

Deductive Reasoning In order to fully understand deductive reasoning, there are certain points to be noted. First, what is the nature of deductive reasoning? Logical strength is defined as the property of an argument whose premises, if true provide support for its conclusion. Deductive and inductive arguments are also distinguished based on the point that logical strength is a matter of degree. This distinction makes it necessary to understand the nature of deductive reasoning. Therefore, deductive...

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Deductive Versus Inductive Reasoning

Compare and Contrast the Inductive and Deductive Research Paradigm/Approaches When underlying assumptions and intellectual structure are built upon research, observation, or development in a field of inquiry a paradigm is created. The way we perceive the world around us or the way facts and theories are established are generated in different ways. Knowledge is constantly being produced, based on assumptions or reasoning. One might see a story in the news of a shark in Southern California that attacks...

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Key Questions Unit 1

and measurements are the data of discovery science. * In Biology, discovery science enables us to describe life at its many levels. * Discovery science can lead to important conclusions based on a type of logic called *inductive reasoning * This reasoning derives general principles from a large number of specific observations. * The Careful observations of discovery science and inductive conclusions they sometimes produce are fundamental to our understanding of nature. * Hypothesis-Driven...

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Deductive Reasoning

Lindsey Lane October 21, 2012 The Importance of Deductive Reasoning Critical Thinking Kevin White It is important to understand what is known prior to making a decision because the decision could be either wrong or right. Making decisions at times can be a hard thing to do. There are many pros and cons for decision making. In argument five To Cheat or Not to Cheat Jenna has a big decision to make. She has to decide whether or not she wants to continue her class by being honest or to...

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The Meno

in the universe if we cannot know where to begin to look? And if we know where to look for the answer then why are we looking? Socrates, however, challenges Meno’s idea by saying that we may not know all things but we know some and by using deductive reasoning we are able to find such answers. This creates the idea that all knowledge is premeditated, “…a process men call learning- discovering…are as a whole recollection” (Socrates). Socrates refers to virtue as the soul, he states that by listening...

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Argumentation and Logical Fallacies: Emotional Appeals

sense of style.” Circular Reasoning= An argument that commits the logical fallacy of assuming what it is attempting to prove. Also known as begging the question. ”You can’t give me a C. I’m an A student.” Strawman= an fallacy in which an opponent’s argument is overstated or misrepresented in order to be attacked or refuted. “A boxer set up a scare crow and tore it apart, he then proclaimed he had achieved a great victory. Syllogism= In logic, a form of deductive reasoning consisting of major premise...

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Tok Essay

that reasoning is the primary way of knowing and is also considered reliable. The sciences use the scientific method which is a method that attempts to test observations through several steps. These steps consist of identifying a problem, performing background research, designing an experiment, formulating a hypothesis, testing the experiment, analyzing the results, concluding the results, repeating the experiment and communicating the overall results. Therefore, it relies strictly reasoning, no...

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Categorical Syllogism

CATEGORICAL SYLLOGISM Just as the verbal expression of the IDEA is the TERM, and that of the JUDGMENT is the PROPOSITION, so the verbal expression of DEDUCTIVE REASONING is called ARGUMENTATION. ARGUMENTATION is a discourse which logically deduces one proposition from other propositions. ARGUMENTATION takes the form of a SYLLOGISM. A SYLLOGISM is defined as any argumentation in which, from two propositions called the PREMISES, we conclude a third proposition called the CONCLUSION, which is so...

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Financial Accounting Theory Note Topic 1

inductive and deductive theories. The example of the topical area of climate change can be used to provide explanations of the distinction which may help your understanding.   Inductive theory A descriptive (explanatory/scientific) theory, as these terms imply, suggest that the theory is attempting to describe or explain a particular phenomenon, and that the theory is developed by application of the ‘scientific’ method. Such theories are developed primarily by induction, which involves reasoning from thespecific (ie specific observations)...

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