Reply To: Flaw in the argument and weakening the argument

April 21, 2017 at 9:42 am #3060
Mike Kim

Hi Alexandra —

I think what may be causing the issue here is how you are interpreting the given tasks (as opposed to the argument itself) —

When we are asked to identify the flaw in an argument, we need an answer that, in some way, gives a direct description of the reasoning relationship between support and conclusion, which also explaining why that reasoning is wrong.

Answer choice F is something that, if true, would help show that the reasoning is flawed (and that’s why F would be viable as a “weaken” answer), but answer choice F is not, in and of itself, a direct description of the flaw.

I hope that makes sense and I hope that helps — MK