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Argument reconstruction

the complete explication of an argument for analysis,
standardization, and evaluation.

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Context

The context of an argument consists of the background information and setting in which the argument is put forward.

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Target

The claim or point of view to which the argument responds.

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Assumtion

A proposition that is presumed to be true in the absence of proof or evidence.

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Enthymeme

An incompletely stated argument where the unstated or missing parts, which may be a premise or conclusion, is implicitly taken for granted.

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Missing premises

An argument has missing or unstated premises if there is a proposition P such that the omission of P creates a logical gap in the argument.

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Missing conclusion

An argument has a missing or unstated conclusion if there is a proposition P such that P is unstated but implied by the other propositions in a context that contains an argument.