Analogical Arguments

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Read section 3.3 (p. 154-158) about a sort of inductive argument many people use quite frequently: arguments from analogy. As you read, think about the difference between relevant and irrelevant similarities when it comes to analogies, as well as relevant disanalogies. Being able to identify these will help you make stronger inductive arguments.

Complete Exercise 24 and check against the answer key on pages 230-231.