Diagramming an argument | philosophy | American Public University

Why do we diagram arguments? For many, seeing helps connect ideas and concepts that can be complex and difficult to grasp. By understanding the elements and components visually we are better able to critically build and understand an argument. For this week’s discussion, you will find one (1) Venn Diagram and perform the given exercise: 

  • Find an interesting Venn Diagram on the internet. A good place to find Venn Diagram is on Pinterest. You can find a serious one or a humorous one; your choice.
  • Discuss what the Venn Diagram is trying to communicate.
  • Explain why the Venn Diagram is effective or not effective.