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Types of Reasoning Reasoning is the process of inferring conclusions from premises. The premises may be in the form of any of the various types of evidence; they may be stated as propositions; or they may be statements of conclusions reached through prior reasoning. Thus advocates use the premises they have previously established or asserted, and by a process of reasoning, they try to establish something new—a conclusion they want their audience to accept. If the audience perceives the premises...

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Elements of Reasoning

Nosich’s “The Elements of Reasoning” and Elder’s “The Standards for Thinking” both focus on various techniques people can adopt to become better critical thinkers. According to Nosich, two conditions must exist to be considered critical thinking: the thinking must be reflective and it must meet high standards. These two conditions lead us into the eights elements of reasoning presented in the readings. The first element focused on is “Purpose,” which includes objectives, goals, your desired outcome...

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Strategic Reasoning

than stockholders] appears as a fourth element of strategic decision. Of all the components of strategic choice, the combination of resources and competence is most crucial to success. If we compare this pattern of decisions with the rational reasoning perspective it show remarkable similarities. To deal with strategic problems the strategist must first consciously and thoroughly analyze the problem situation. The organization must be appraised, to uncover its strengths and weaknesses and to establish...

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Critical Reasoning

Critical Reasoning Assignment I (Exercise 2) 1. Sappho- The type or style of writing that Sappho used in “To Absent Lovers’” was poetry. This literary work was very familiar to me and was fairly easy to comprehend. The basic subject matter of this story was about two people that seemed to be in love with one another that eventually had to separate in the end. Ban Zhao- In the passage “Admonitions For Women,” it basically tells us about the way of the woman in ancient medieval China. This was...

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Intellectual Reasoning vs. Instinct

Intellectual Reasoning vs. Instinct It has been said from Plato onward that man's reasoning is his highest faculty and makes him superior to animals. In the short story "To Build a Fire," by Jack London, man’s intellectual reasoning ability is regarded as “second class” to that of the survival mechanism that is embedded within humans and animals alike. This survival mechanism is sometimes referred to as instinct. If solely depended on, man’s intellectual reasoning may be clouded, imprudent and...

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Legal Reasoning

Legal Reasoning is a reasonable reasoning before the decision had been made. Legal reasoning required us to consider the criteria beyond those imposed by the strict necessity of logic. It has followed certain criteria or rules which applied in practical reasoning. For an example, a judge has to give judgment by following the precedent case and Federal Constitution, legislators have to predict the impact of their laws before amendment whereby following the two-third majority of Parliament and lawyers...

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Critical Thinking And Clinical Reasoning Template 4

 Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning Elizabeth Ayers Marshall University Graduate College Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning Clinical reasoning and critical thinking are both key items to nursing practice and occurs every day on the job. Both of these terms are necessary for nurses to utilize in their everyday practice. Without clinical reasoning and critical thinking nurses would no longer face any challenges and patients would have worsening outcomes. Thinking...

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Reasoning and Ans

CTS Placement Paper January, 2010 (Reasoning Ability) REASONING section (20 Q's - 20 mins) Directions for Questions 1-4: In each questions below are given two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. read the conclusion and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer: (A)...

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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

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 a surfer. A new acquired knowledge or hypothesis may arise that all Southern California sharks attack people. Is generating such a hypothesis a valid reasoning? Or if we flip it -- one could deduct from the generalized fact that if all apples are fruit and all fruits grow on trees, then...

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