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Reasoning constructs a rational link between the evidence and the claim and authorizes the step we make when we draw a conclusion.

  • Reasoning answers the question "How did you get from the evidence to the claim?"

  • The part of the argument containing reasoning is frequently called the inference.

Forms of Reasoning / Fallacies of Reasoning
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