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1.2 Contentions

A claim supported by a reason is called a "contention".

 
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The word "contention" is technical vocabulary.  It is the special word we use for a claim for which some evidence has been provided.

Note that very often, logicians use the word "conclusion" where we are using "contention".  Unfortunately "conclusion" is rather misleading in a number of ways.

 
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A contention is a claim for which some evidence is presented, whether for or against.  Logicians often use the word "conclusion" to refer to a contention. 

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