phl402 logic critical thinking denying the consequent

Reconstruct the following deductive arguments and determine whether they are formally valid and, if they are not, whether they are formally invalid. For each argument below (1-5) do the following (you can enter your answer right below each argument):

1) In case the argument is formally valid, indicate this by naming the form of the argument (e.g., Denying the Consequent, Affirming the Antecedent, etc.)

2) In case the argument is formally invalid, indicate this by naming the form of the argument (e.g., Denying the Antecedent, Affirming the Consequent, etc.)

3) Show formal validity or invalidity by reconstructing the argument to show its argument form.

Your answer should appear immediately below each passage provided in this section.


Argument: If Socrates is human then he is mortal. Socrates is human. Therefore, he is mortal.

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