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Unformatted text preview: statements in the argument but are not themselves supported by any other argument Arrows go from them to other statements but not from other statements to them First task in evaluating compound arguments is to decide whether the basic support is strong enough to support intermediate and final conclusions Diagramming Techniques for Compound Arguments Statements that neither receive nor give support of a conclusion is not a part of the argument, and though may be numbered, should not be diagramed In longer compound arguments, the conclusion nmay be repeated Assign it the same number on its second appearance and use it only once in our diagram...
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- Spring '07