Argument Structure: From Premise to Conclusion


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In the context of philosophy, which of the following best describes an argument?

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1. What role does a premise serve in your argument?

2. In philosophy, what method is typically used to reach a conclusion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and interactive worksheet to understand the structure of a philosophical argument. Concepts you will need to grasp include how the term ''argument'' is used in philosophy and how a premise operates in an argument.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify methods for reaching conclusions
  • Understand words used to reach those ends
  • Analyze words used to solidify a premise

Skills Practiced

Here are a few of the skills that you can practice with these assessments:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about philosophy in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as argument and premise
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to reach a conclusion in an argument

Additional Learning

Want to know more about the philosophical argument structure? Review this lesson entitled Argument Structure: From Premise to Conclusion. Once you have completed the lesson, you will have learned these important study points:

  • Understand how arguments can be used in different ways
  • Define the three key terms: argument, premise, and conclusion
  • Realize solutions that can be derived from a philosophical argument