- Chapter 9: Valid and Sound Arguments
- from An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
- Released: April 2011
A valid argument is one where the conclusion is logical given the premises. In other words, in a valid argument if the premises are true, so is the conclusion. Several standard patterns exist for presenting valid arguments. With a valid argument, the operative word is "if" the premises are true. To be a sound argument, the argument must first be valid, and all the premises must be true.
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