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Refutation by Counterexample-A Simple Way to Refute Bad Arguments

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The "counterexample method"

While the premises may be true in an argument, the conclusion may or may not be correct, making the argument invalid. Example of an incorrect argument: Some New Yorkers are rude, some of them are artists, therefore some artists are rude.

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The counterexample method is effective at exposing the invalidity of deductive arguments.

  1. Isolate the argument form in a simple, easy to digest form, like by replacing names with letters.
  2. Create an analogy, a counterexample that substitutes ...

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