Informal Logic 17 (2) (1995)

Sometimes logical support for a conclusion is provided exclusively by premises which are independently relevant to that conclusion. At other times, support is provided exclusively by independently irrelevant premises. On still other occasions, relevant and irrelevant premises may collectively offer a distinctive pattern of support. This paper provides a rigorous account of some of these differences in terms of a tripartite classification of convergent, linked and hybrid arguments. These various arguments are defined, diagrammed, and some of their logical properties are explored
Keywords relevance, simple arguments, convergent arguments, linked arguments, hybrid arguments, linked sets, argument diagrams, supplementation, vulnerability, hypervulnerability
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