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2.7: Review and Discussion Questions

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    1. How does dialectic differ from debate?

    2. What is it for a claim to be true? How does this issue differ from that of determining whether a claim is true?

    3. Explain our everyday concept of truth in terms of correspondence.

    4. What is an argument? How do we evaluate arguments?

    5. What does it mean for the premises of an argument to support its conclusion, and what are the two standards of support?

    6. Explain the surprise principle and illustrate its use in evaluating an inference to the best explanation.

    7. What is a fallacy? Learn about a fallacy or two on The Fallacy Files and report back.

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