Periodic Table of Arguments

The building blocks of persuasive discourse

Alphabetical list of arguments

You can read analyses of concrete examples of various types of arguments by clicking on the following links:

An – argument from analogy

Au – argument from authority

Ba – argumentum ad baculum

Be – argument from beauty

Comm – argument from commitment

Comp – argument from comparison

Cr – argument from criterion

Di – argument from disjunctives

Ef – argument from effect

Eq – argument from equality

Ev – argument from evaluation

O – argument from opposites

Sig – argument from sign

Sim – argument from similarity

U – argument from utility

Po – argumentum ad populum

Pra – pragmatic argument