Chapter 1, Tutorial 4
Complex Arguments and Tree Diagrams
In this tutorial, we look at arguments that are slightly more complicated and more realistic. It's best to see what's in store with an example.
Dark chocolate not only tastes great but is healthy.
So, we have an argument. Let's give it our standard diagram:
Dark chocolate tastes great (to many humans).
Dark chocolate is healthy (for humans).
Dark chocolate is a good food (for humans).
But, if you're thinking rather than just salivating, you might wonder:
Let's look at some of the basics of these more complex tree diagrams. To get started, which of the following arguments have premises that independently support the conclusion?