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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrikature View Post
    Correction: If arguments justify their conclusions they have validity.
    An argument has validity if the premises justify the conclusion. But a valid argument is worthless, in terms of justifying its conclusion, if any of its premises is false. If you want to justify your conclusion, your argument had better be sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Shaver View Post
    An argument has validity if the premises justify the conclusion. But a valid argument is worthless, in terms of justifying its conclusion, if any of its premises is false. If you want to justify your conclusion, your argument had better be sound.
    The first statement says the same thing as what I said. Premises are part of an argument.

    Justification doesn't require soundness, though. That's the very reason Gettier problems exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrikature View Post
    Premises are part of an argument.
    Of course. But a part is not the whole. You're committing the fallacy of composition.

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