argument and discusses what makes an argument valid
There are many definitions and perceptions of the word ‘valid.’ You have probably told someone they have made a valid point. However, in the world of argument, the term valid has a slightly different meaning, and validity plays an important role in how strong an argument is judged to be.
The following video reviews the structure of an argument and discusses what makes an argument valid. Examples of validity and invalidity are also provided.
Watch “Fundamentals: Validity.” (7 min. 06 sec.)
Consider the following:
- How can you determine if an argument is valid?
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