ReasoningLab Argumentation Schemes


These schemes have been developed to help argument mappers create well formed maps of common arguments.

An attempt has been made to ensure that these schemes contain no enthymematic premises.

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Examples are provided to help make the abstract structure clear.


Also, when using these schemes keep in mind that the best way to word the claims may vary from case to case.

So long as the essential content of the proposition remains the same it is quite ok to change the wording.

Argumentation Schemes

(This page is a work in progress. More schemes will be added over time.)