ET: The format of the argument may be logical but its conclusion may be
irrelevant; i.e., it may be logical but its content may be false.
Of course--just like every scientific hypothesis.
Jon Alan Schmidt - Olathe, Kansas, USA
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On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 2:41 PM, Edwina Taborsky <tabor...@primus.ca> wrote:
> As you say, it's not a secure claim. The format of the argument may be
> logical but its conclusion may be irrelevant; i.e., it may be logical but
> its content may be false.
> Since abduction operates [as Jerry pointed out] in the format of the
> Fallacy of Affirming the Consequent, then, no matter how logical the
> format, the content of the conclusion might be due to other factors than
> the major premise.
> Every time it rains, my lawn is wet.
> My lawn is wet
> Therefore, it rained.
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