JAGGED TOOTH SYSTEMS
If you argue that something is true because it is biological, this is
a causal reasoning form of jagged tooth argument.
On the other hand, if you argue that true biology is not dead, by
virtue of the fact that 'not' is the opposite of 'true' and 'dead' is a
possible opposite for 'biology', this is a non-causal form of jagged
Systems using jagged tooth arguments with connected definitions
are distinguished from jagged tooth arguments using essentially
However, the definition does not hold for most types of
syllogisms,and not all connected arguments can be considered
Jagged implies that the argument has no extraneous parts, just
connected definition words and their opposites (in non-causal
reasoning), or just a series of equal defenses supporting a
conclusion (causal inference).
(In my view, non-causal is more defensible and should be
preferred, since it has a claim to coherency).
See Also: Categorical Deduction AND
Square Tooth Systems
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