close start
 module one - identifying arguments
 module two - reasons and conclusions
 module three - the structure of arguments
 section one - reasoning and non-reasoning
 section two - additional exercises
 section one - identifying inference indicators
 section two - distinguishing reason and conclusion indicators
 section three - indentifying conclusions
 section four - reasoning with implicit inference indicators
 section one - identifying propositions
 section two - argument diagrams
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reasoning and non-reasoning

We all reason about things every moment of the day. But we usually do this without reflecting upon what we are doing and how we do it. It is like riding a bicycle - we can do it without knowing much about how we do it.

Since we can reason ourselves, we can also recognise reasoning when we come across it. One way to see this is to try some examples. Read the following passages and decide whether you think they are examples of reasoning.

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