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- In logic, an argument is a set of one or more meaningful declarative sentences (or "propositions") known as the premises along with another meaningful declarative sentence (or "proposition") known as the conclusion.
- In maths and other subjects an argument can be a parameter: mathematical functions typically can have one or more variables and zero or more parameters. The two are often distinguished by being grouped separately in the list of arguments that the function
- In general parlance, an argument is a discussion involving conflicting points of view.
General types of argument Edit
- Argument form, the logical structure of an argument
- Argument map, a method of displaying an informal argument
- Argumentation theory, the science and theory of civil debates
- deductive argument, if valid, the conclusion follows by necessity
- inductive argument, if strong, the conclusion is, at best, probably true
- "Informal argument", in Informal logic is one presented in ordinary language
- oral argument, a verbal presentation to a judge by a lawyer
- heuristic argument, a proof or demonstration relying on experimental results, or one which is not fully rigorous
Specific arguments Edit
- ontological argument, a proof by intuition or reason for the existence of God
- political argument, the use of logic rather than propaganda in promoting political ideas
- practical arguments, the structure of a persuasive argument
Mathematics, science and linguistics Edit
- verb argument, a phrase in a sentence that qualifies a verb
- Specific types of proofs:
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