OUR EVERYDAY REASONING

Logically, arguments are of two kinds. An argument is either ‘deductive’ or it is ‘inductive’. Deductive argument is the kind of argument of reasoning analytically to infer (that is to arrive at, bring out, or conclude) what must necessarily follow from a given set of statements which are assumed to

THE THEME OF TECHNOLOGY

It is held that technology or art, imitates nature in some cases, and even (in other cases completes what nature cannot bring to finish). Artifacts on the other hand, cannot reproduce themselves. For instance, there is no way a wooden bed can reproduce itself. The word ‘technology’ derived from the

STATEMENTS, SENTENCES, PROPOSITION, AND REASONING

For clear expression and reasoning, terms such as “statements”, “sentences”, and “propositions should not be twisted, misunderstood, or use interchangeably. A statement is used to express a state of affairs. Something, whatever that thing is, is said to be or not to be the case. For example, the statement “Ikeja

CRITICAL THINKING

Determining the quality or value of your beliefs is a function of thinking, and the kind of thinking that does this job best is critical thinking. Critical thinking focuses not on what causes a belief, but on whether it is worth believing. A belief is worth believing, or accepting, if