Evaluating Premises

Claims and Our Attitudes

Basis for Our Attitude in Descending Order (Generally) of Reliability

Arguing Backwards (Ill Advised)

A Few Common Fallacies (Weak Forms of Reasoning)


The Conclusion Follows

Types of Arguments

Implication versus Inference

Test for Good Argument

Repairing Arguments

Some Arguments Are Worth Repairing

Principle of Rational Discussion (assume of Other and of YOU)

Guide to Repairing Arguments (Adding Premises)

Two Observations