(1)This chapter focuses on the way that we can identify entailment by paying attention to logical form (although that’s not the only way to discover whether some premises entail their conclusion). Describe a time when you were fooled into thinking an argument was deductively valid when it wasn’t (or into thinking it wasn’t deductively valid when it was). Why did you get fooled? What can we learn from experiences like this?

(2)Can you share an example of an argument that sounds/looks deductively valid but isn’t? Why do you think it’s important to be able to tell when an argument is really deductively valid? How will this potentially help us in our everyday lives?

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