Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0001-9304-5766

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Document Type

Paper

Keywords

argument evaluation, argument scheme, connecting premise, missing premise, Periodic Table of Arguments

Start Date

6-6-2020 8:00 AM

End Date

6-6-2020 9:00 AM

Abstract

By taking an argument to consist of one premise and one conclusion, the Periodic Table of Arguments (PTA) excludes from its conceptualization the element traditionally called the ‘connecting premise’ or ‘warrant’ – which is often missing from the discourse. This paper answers the question of how to evaluate the underlying mechanism of an argument by presenting a method for formulating its ‘argumentative lever’ based on an identification of its type.

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Why missing premises can be missed: Evaluating arguments by determining their argumentative lever

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By taking an argument to consist of one premise and one conclusion, the Periodic Table of Arguments (PTA) excludes from its conceptualization the element traditionally called the ‘connecting premise’ or ‘warrant’ – which is often missing from the discourse. This paper answers the question of how to evaluate the underlying mechanism of an argument by presenting a method for formulating its ‘argumentative lever’ based on an identification of its type.