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Argumentation 2

Critical Thinking

TermDefinition
Conclusion A claim for which some evidence is presented.
Conversational Implicature The information that is implicitly conveyed in a particular conversational text,distinct from the literal meaning of the statement.
Epistemology The theory of knowledge.
Knowledge A justified true belief.
Inference Objection An objection to another simpler argument providing evidence, not against any statement, but against the relationship between the stated premises and their contentions.
Rebuttal An objection to an objection.
Hidden Premise A co-premise which is not actually stated when an argument is presented.
Premise A claim which is part of a reason or an objection.
Holding Hands Rule Every significant word, phrase or concept appearing in a premise of a simple argument but not in the contention must also appear in some other premise of the simple argument.
Proposition A statement that asserts something is true or false.
Rejoinder An objection to a reason.
Pyramid Rule More general or abstract considerations should appear higher in the argument tree and considerations at the the same level of generality or abstraction.
No Dangers Rule Every significant word, phrase or concept appearing in one claim (contention or premise) of a simple argument must also appear in another claim.
Rabbit Rule Every significant word, phrase or concept appearing in the contention of a simple argument must also appear in one of the premises.
Created by: finngab