Chapter Three:
Ampliative Reasoning and Informal Logic

There are many apects of inductive thinking. We'll touch on just a few in this chapter.

It may be best to do one section of this chapter one week, then wait for another week to move to the next. In the mean time, you may move on to later chapters.

 

Tutorials and Reference

Tutorial One: "Ampliative" Reasoning and Inductive Argument Types

Exercises
3.1a Inductive vs. Deductive, Informal vs. Formal, Cogent vs. Sound
3.1b Analogical Reasoning
      Flash! 3.1 Analogy Evaluation for Posting

 

Tutorial Two: Diagramming and Evaluating Informal Arguments: Araucaria Again

Exercises
3.2a Evaluating Extended Arguments with Araucaria
      Flash! 3.2 FLASH Lecture: Posting...longer version
      Flash! 3.2 FLASH LECTURE: Rebuttal...short version

 

Tutorial Three: Informal Fallacies: Relevance

Exercises
3.3a Fallacies of Relevance
           Flash! Flash Lectures for Informal Fallacies
3.3b More Fallacies of Relevance

 

Tutorial Four: Informal Fallacies: Ambiguity

Exercises
3.4a Fallacies of Ambiguity
           Flash! Flash Lectures for Informal Fallacies
3.4b Fallacy Posting

 

Tutorial Five: Informal Fallacies: Presumption

3.5a Fallacies of Presumption
           Flash! Flash Lectures for Informal Fallacies
3.5b Fallacies of Presumption
3.5c Fallacy Posting

 

    Chapter Reference

    Now, which fallacy is this?