Now available – the final version of my paper prepared in connection with the conference Graphic and Visual Representations of Evidence and Inference in Legal Settings in January this year. The paper is now called The Rationale for Rationale™.
Argument Mapping, Education, Intelligence Augmentation, Rationale, Reasoning, Research
I enjoyed the paper very much. Thank you.
As a side note, while I certainly can be mistaken, from my perspective there did appear to be an inferential error in the argument map on page 7. It seems to me that the premise “The plaintiff was allowed to cross the road unassisted.” should be support for “The defendant breached his duty of care to plaintiff.” You can see a suggested revision (with other changes as well) at http://inferencepath.edublogs.org/2007/07/29/are-conditionals-really-inferentially-linked-premises/
It’s just a thought.
I posted my reply to your comment at my blog regarding my comment above, at http://inferencepath.edublogs.org/2007/08/03/designing-an-argument-map-visual-language-for-litigation/ since it contains argument maps.