Analysis, diagrams and argumentativeschemes in Plato
 Jaime Roldán Corrales
. This work supports the hypothesis of a non formal analysis from the theory of argumentation schemes and argumentation theory, out of Plato
excerpts: 1) Itslayout normally keeps to certain argumentative schemes, and 2) the nature of the meta-argumentative excerpts confirms the
argumentative rise
of some classical philosophicaldiscussions. The essay shows a new approach to the
Third Man
argument. In conclusion, theanalysis confirms the hypothesis and opens a line of research exploring other classics andcontemporary texts, as well as evaluation.
Key words
. Theory of argumentation; argumentation schemes; meta-arguments;argument diagramming
: Argumentation Studies
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