logical argument

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Noun1.logical argument - a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical
line of inquiry, line of questioning - an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument
casuistry - argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading
policy - a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government; "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"
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Moreover, the precision required in order to edit and distil a philosophical argument in written form can lead to a culling of those elements seen as peripheral, such as image and anecdote, which abound in pedagogical situations.
April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- An article on E Cigarette Reviewed has evoked a famous philosophical argument to highlight the flaws in the arguments of those opposed to the technology.
To introduce the philosophical argument for (G), recall premise (A) from the argument from abstract language: the Constitution's meaning is a function of the framers' intentions--in particular, what they intended to communicate with their language, not how they expected their language to apply in particular cases.
IT WAS a bit of an anorak argument - sorry, I should have said philosophical argument.
However, as a political and philosophical argument the book is only partially satisfactory.
Coleridge's deep and lasting interest in philosophical questions, however, and his commitment to the philosophical debates of his day, are beyond any doubt, as is his conviction that principled philosophical argument is necessary to ground a meaningful discussion in matters of poetics, criticism, politics, and religion.
In the interests of balance, I gave the article to my son, currently in thrall to philosophical argument thanks to some inspirational teaching - when not riveted to a computer playing mindless, violent games.
Professor Anthony Flew was known as a notorious atheist in the 20th century, he switched on the grounds of scientific evidence and philosophical argument.
Goldberg begins his historical and philosophical argument in Italy, the birth place of Benito Mussolini.
Every religious belief there is, and every philosophical argument known to man, reflects that sacredness.
This is a philosophical argument that's not going to be settled soon, or probably ever.
It is not a philosophical argument but a pragmatic, albeit questionable, one.