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I distinguish arguments and arguing and I explain some important logical features of arguments. I then explain how philosophers have been misled, apparently by Euclid, into giving seriously mistaken accounts of arguing. I give a few examples. I then offer a seven-step guide on how to argue. After that, I conclude.
Keywords argument  argumentation  critical thinking  informal logic  epistemology  Karl Popper  valid  sound  criticism  conjecture
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