Dependent and Independent Reasons
|Abstract||Teaching the structure of arguments using argument diagrams has become a commonplace in informal logic. The main graphic device of these diagrams is an arrow running from premise (reason, evidence) to conclusion. The simplest structure any argument can have is this: Premise Conclusion The pedagogical value of diagrams shines when students are confronted with more complex pieces of reasoning—reasons for reasons, subconclusions, main conclusions, and so on. It is possible to diagram arguments of some complexity|
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