Stage Three - Argument Maps
Introducing Argument Maps
Argument maps are graphical representations of argument structure. Vertical lines indicate inferences, and horizontal lines indicate premises working together.
Inferences can be stacked as deep as you want by putting vertical lines underneath premises (giving an argument for that premise).
Having two vertical lines off a single conclusion indicates multiple independent lines of argument for that conclusion.
The premises of an inference support only the conclusion of that inference (the claim directly above).
No inferences inside a premise.
Every inference must contain a primary premise and a linking premise.
Always use complete sentences.
In this video, I run through one medium length argument and how to map it.