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Relevance The falsity of a premise can be more or less relevant, where the aim is to discover reasons for or against the conclusion in question. Sometimes a false premise can simply be removed from an argument without destroying its validity or degree of inductive force; the resulting argument may thus be sound. Other times the false premise can be replaced by another, similar premise that is true, again without compromising validity or inductive force. For example, the scope of a generalisation may be reduced.

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