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define arseholery

The disposition to be an 'arsehole' - to score points off people to look good or make them look bad; rather than constructively move arguments forward, open to change and giving credit where it is due.

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define availability heuristic

A psychological bias that conflates how easy something is to recall with its frequency of occurrence and relevance to the current argument.

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define CP principal

Any important information, phrase, or term in the Conclusion must be in a Premise.

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define fallacy

A commonly used, psychologically convincing but unreliable, pattern of reasoning.

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define fallacy of appeal

An unreasonable appeal to an external factor, such as emotion or popularity.

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define PP principle

Any important information, phrase, or term in a Premise (but not in the conclusion) must also be in another Premise.

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define respect

The disposition to treat people as autonomous agents, rather than obstacles or targets.

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define standard form

A format for setting out the statements of an argument to readily identify its structure. In later weeks we will learn several different standard forms.

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define sub argument

An argument whose conclusion serves as a premise of another argument.
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define sub- conclusion

A premise of the argument that is supported by other statements.

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define suppressed conclusion

The conclusion of the argument, when it is not provided.

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define suppressed premise

A premise of the argument that is not provided.