Charity and the Reiteration Problem for Enthymemes

@article{Jacquette1996CharityAT,
  title={Charity and the Reiteration Problem for Enthymemes},
  author={D. Jacquette},
  journal={Informal Logic},
  year={1996},
  volume={18}
}
  • D. Jacquette
  • Published 1996
  • Sociology
  • Informal Logic
  • Any enthymeme can be made logically valid by adding as a suppressed premise a conditional that reiterates the argument's stated content and inferential structure in if-then form, We cannot blanketly prohibit reiteration to avoid this sort of trivialization, because some enthymemes legitimately require completion by reiterative conditionals, The solution proposed here is to allow reiterative expansions, but to rank them, other things being equal, as less charitable than nonreiterative expansions… CONTINUE READING
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