Validity, soundness, and Petitio principii

Validity, soundness, and Petitio principii

 

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This week you will work on understanding three important logical concepts: validity, soundness and Petitio principii. First, define each term (see instructions below for proceeding). Second, once defined, give an example of each term (see instructions below for proceeding). INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROCEEDING: There are many good, academic, philosophical resources on the internet that can help you to do well on this assignment (Wikipedia, Answers.com, etc. are not good academic sources. So, part of your success on this assignment is to find a good, academic source that covers validity, soundness and Petitio principii, and make sure you properly cite your sources using APA citation style1 ). Also, please review the YouTube discussions titled “Weekly Assignment Video Links” for Week 5, found in the Syllabus/Course Calendar. Hint: In giving an example it is better to give one that you find in your research for this assignment. It is more important that you understand the concepts involved rather than making up your own example. (Do remember to properly cite your source). Also, (hint, hint), you may want to look at the Resource Center section of our course where I’ve placed a few good sources on critical thinking. Or, you may find good examples in my lecture for the week. Note: For this week only Word Count can vary from 300-600 words maximum as this assignment is a bit different than the PR/CR format. This week you DO NOT have to respond to another student posting. Just focus your efforts on understanding Validity, Soundness & Petitio Principii. That is more than enough for one week (if you understand them when the week is over). ————— please use: 1. Critical Thinking Web The aim of this website is to provide free online learning resources on critical thinking, to assist teachers and students alike, both in Hong Kong where the project is based, and in countries around the world. 2. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 3.Internet Encyclopedia of philosophy