Diagramming Arguments
Several Conclusions

3. Several Conclusions From a Single Premise

We can also have arrows diverging from a single premise to two or more conclusions. Thus, a single fact can serve as evidence for more than one conclusion.

Example:

The law of gravity implies that water flows downhill, but the law of gravity has many other implications: that the roof of a building needs to be supported, that a rocket needs a certain velocity to go into orbit around the earth, and so on.


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Diagramming Arguments

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