The Case of the Missing Premise

Don S. Levi
1995 Informal Logic  
This paper suggests that the flaw in the enthymeme approach to argument analysis is in the requirement, as I come to formulate it, that an argument be restated as a premises-and-conclusion sequence. The paper begins by investigating how logicians show that there are problems with the enthymeme approach. That investigation reveals a failure on the part of logicians to appreciate the importance of the rhetorical context of an argument. This failure, it is argued, is a consequence of what I refer
more » ... ce of what I refer to as the Premise-Conclusion Requirement.
doi:10.22329/il.v17i1.2396 fatcat:xl63v466qveedhpzllgdx6mp2q