# Deductive reasoning

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The deductive reasoning works at best when the statements used in the argument are true and the statements in the argument clearly follow from one another. The essence of deductive reasoning is drawing a conclusion from a given statement. If the given statement follows a conclusion from a hypothesis, then it is called valid deductive reasoning or the Law of Detachment. Law of Detachment If a⇒b is a true conditional statement and a is true, then b is true. Example 3.16: If ∠A and ∠B are supplementary angles and m∠A =100° then ________. Conclusion: m∠A+ m∠B=180° 100°+ m∠B=180° m∠B=80° Example 3.17: All teachers are passionate. Royet is a teacher. Conclusion: Therefore, Royet is passionate. Example 3.18: All squares have…

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Reading Assignment One Inductive and deductive reasoning are two different processes that are used in order to solve problems. Both inductive and deductive reasoning have different methods of getting to a conclusion however when solving a problem often both processes are incorporated. Two different reading from Christopher Alexander and Ian L Mcharg help show the differences between Inductive and deductive reasoning. Question one Inductive reasoning is solution focused where there are many…

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thinking itself” (237). However, the depth of understanding logic is so much more than ethical speculations and metaphysics. Whether or not something is deemed logical, depends on how consistent and coherent any particular piece of that reasoning is, as logic attempts to distinguish good reasoning from bad reasoning. This then can determine whether an argument is valid or invalid, and furthermore allows one to establish conclusive inferences about an argument. By understanding the structure of…

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1. Deductive reasoning is that process of reasoning in which one moves from the general premise to the specific one. The truth of the conclusion depends on the truth of the premises. Inductive reasoning instead is the process of reasoning that begins with the specific then moves to the general. Abductive reasoning is an explanation of some experienced or observation of events but you cannot explain the event or do not have knowledge. It can be true or may not be true. 2. 1).…

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Deductive reasoning is a logical process in which a conclusion is based on the concordance of multiple premises that are generally assumed to be true.* A master of this art is none other than Sherlock Holmes, the brilliant detective from Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery story “The Red-Headed League”. In this story, a job is given to Holmes by Jabez Wilson, a pawn shop owner. Wilson explains to Holmes he was a part of The Red-Headed League because of his fiery red hair, but it was abruptly suspended…

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METHODOLOGY A deductive reasoning was used in this article where this method is aimed and a testing theory. It is a clear method and usually it begins with a hypothesis and followed by the emphasis which Is generally on causality. And on the front page under method: A quantitative descriptive cross-sectional design is used. This is commonly associated with quantitative research. Deductive Reasoning is considered by many as a standard for scientific research in order to test whether the theories…

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that we use whenever we make a decision. We have become very conformable with reasoning that now most of the time, our reasoning occurs instinctively. In order to have more control over our actions, it is possible to teach our bodies how to reason consciously, however, reasoning can sometime s be at the spur of the moment or as a reflex and therefore would be very hard to control. Some people have termed this. Depending on how much we do this, we cold be considered either rational or irrational.…

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Understanding Deductive Reasoning I have spent quite a bit of time reading and rereading the second half of chapter three. I have actually spent time researching additional material to help me understand syllogism. It took some time but I feel I am starting to grasp the structure of deductive reasoning. I went through several examples to fully grasp the idea and different patterns of syllogism. Finally, I worked through understanding the implied premise as it applied to using the Toulmin model…

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If both premises are true, then the conclusion would have to be true, however, if premise two is false that does not affect the validity of the reasoning. The inductive strategy is used when the reasoning does not meet the deductive validity, yet the reasoning still can be used if the premises provide support for the conclusion. If the premises provide strong reasoning, it shows that the conclusion is highly likely to be true given the truth from the…

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audience may pose before they have the chance to pose them is an extremely effective way to close any gaps in his argument, solidifying his argument further. Gordon Marino’s “A Life Beyond ‘Do What You Love’” presents the argument that if one possesses a talent that could benefit humanity and chooses to be comfortable to avoid the discomfort that comes from expanding his natural abilities, he is unethical and is an elitist. His argument is gracefully supported throughout his article with his…

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