Compound argument is one claim made up by two claims with using “or” or “and” to combine the two claims in the sentence. The argument has multiplicity on at least one side of the statement. For example, apple is not orange or apple could not make an orange juice. Although there are two claims in this sentence, but it just can be considered as one claim only.
Concealed argument defined as the claim where uses slanter in order to convince someone of their claim without using any argument whatsoever. Slanters are the various linguistic devices commonly used to attempt to persuade without argument. Concealed claim contain dubious claim to a loaded question, such as “When did you stop beating your wife?”. The answer may conceal the fact which called as concealed argument.
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In the principle of rational discussion, we have to assume several things such as the person who is discussing with us or whose arguments we are reading. On the other hand, we must know about the subject under discussion and whether is able and winning to reason well, and also make sure it is not lying.
Before involve in the discussion, we must make sure we do not bring in any bad emotion such as fear, spite or pity to avoid unfairness. So that, we will give a valid reason for the argument with rational thinking and lead to a good conclusion. Another thing we have to consider carefully, do not introduce new arguments while another argument has yet to be resolved because it will lead to confusing. Yet, we must provide the evidence for our position or arguments otherwise our argument or claim will not be valid.
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