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Argument

a set of propositions that consists of premises intended to provide reasons for accepting a conclusion.

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Inference

the process whereby one proposition (the conclusion) is arrived at on the basis of other propositions (the premises).

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Rational persuation

the proponent of a proposition P rationally persuades the opponent to accept P if the proponent causes the opponent to believe P by putting forward cogent arguments or good reasons on its behalf.

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Premises

a subset of propositions.

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Conclusion

a doubtful, questionable or unsettled proposition.