|In Module 2 we continue to examine simple arguments,
now looking much more closely at their internal structure. What
are their parts and how do those parts relate to each other?
We already know that a simple argument
has two main parts: a reason
(or objection) and a contention. But reasons are themselves made
up of parts, known as premises. We need to understand how all
these parts fit together, and how to show that structure in diagrams.
The core principles of Module 2 are
- every reason and objection is made up of at least two distinct
claims, known as co-premises; and
- every significant term or concept in a simple argument must appear
in at least two claims (co-premises or contention).
When mapping arguments, observing these two principles will help
ensure that the arguments are properly structured, and that all
important parts of the argument have been identified and put in
their right place.
2.2 Multiple Premises
2.4 Golden Rule
2.5 Hidden Premises
2.6 The Rabbit Rule
2.7 Using the Rabbit Rule
2.8 Holding Hands
2.9 No Danglers
Quiz - Tutorial 2
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