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Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines

Volume 27, Issue 3, Fall 2012

Kevin Possin
Pages 29-33

The Myth of Conductive Arguments

The topic of conductive arguments, as a separate category of reasoning, is experiencing a revival. In 2010, the University of Windsor’s Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation, and Rhetoric dedicated a two-day symposium to the topic and recently published the proceedings. In this article, I argue against the existence of conductive arguments as a distinct type and argue against a popular analysis of the structure of conductive arguments.

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