How to Create an Argument Map
Argument maps are a visual representation of the inferences in your thinking. We can use them to help analyse and evaluate our reasoning.
Arguments are made up of beliefs called propositions:
- Create a proposition by double clicking the blank map.
- Double click the proposition.
- State the belief in such a way that it can be either true or false.
A set of propositions becomes an argument only when they are connected to each other:
- Drag one proposition onto another to show the first supports (or is a reason for believing) the other.
At any stage you can edit or delete a propositoin or inference:
- Double click an element to change the text content.
- Single click an element to select it.
backspaceto remove a selected element.
To show that some propositions work together to support some other proposition as conjoined reasons:
- Create two supporting reasons so that they support a third proposition.
- Drag the first supporting reason onto the second supporting reason.