|In previous tutorials we introduced simple arguments, and looked closely at their internal structure.
It is now time to start considering how these building blocks combine
to form complex arguments.
The simplest way in which this happens is in what we call
multi-reason arguments - that is, arguments where there is more than
one reason or objection relating to a single
In this tutorial, we
- introduce the basic concepts relating to multi-reason arguments
- show how to map them
- discuss the two mistakes people make most often when mapping
These mistakes revolve around the distinction between multi-premise
simple arguments, on one hand, and multi-reason arguments on the other.
Thus before tackling this tutorial you should ensure you have a strong
grasp of the key concepts and skills from Tutorial 2.
3.1 Multi-Reason Arguments
3.2 Multiple Objections
3.5 Strange Bedfellows
3.6 Stranded Co-premises
Quiz - Tutorial 3
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