What is an Argument?

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Read section 1.1 (p. 1-3) of this textbook, which differentiates an argument in the logical sense from the ordinary language sense of a heated disagreement, and introduces you to the basic structures of logical argument: statements, premises, and conclusions.

Complete Exercise 1 at the end of the subsection, identifying which sentences are statements, and once you identify them, begin thinking about what premises might lead to those statements. When you finish, check your responses with the answer key on p. 207.

The entire text book can be found here: Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking