Chapter Eight - statements in the argument but are not...

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Chapter Eight Compound Arguments Classifying Compound Arguments Compound Argument – contains arguments of two or more different basic types as its parts In classifying an argument, the most important part is the support for the final conclusion The last basic types used is the one that is used in the name Analyzing and Evaluation Compound Argument Every compound argument: Comprises of at least four statements Is more complex than any basic argument except the serial Must have at least one intermediate conclusion Instead of seeking a final conclusion, we simply look for support relations Support Relation – a relation of premise or premises to a conclusion Need to distinguish basic support from intermediate support Basic Support – those statements that function as premises by supporting other
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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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