CONVERGENT AND LINKED PREMISES EXAMPLES Argument 1 P1: Paper is made from trees. P2: We need paper. C: We should cut down trees. Argument 2 P1: We can recycle paper. P2: Trees filter out pollution. C: We shouldn’t cut down trees. Argument 3 P1: A man of experience is wiser than a man of sensation. P2: A man of art is wiser than a man of experience. C: A man of art is wiser than a man of sensation. Argument 4 P1: All men believe that what is called wisdom is concerned with the first causes and principles. P2: A man of experience is wiser than a man of sensation. P3: A man of art is wiser than a man of experience. P4: A master artist is wiser than a manual worker. P5: The theoretical sciences (episteme) are wiser than the productive sciences. C: Wisdom is the science of certain causes and principles. Argument 5 P1: John had no motive for committing a crime. P2: If you had blood type O+ you could not have committed the crime. P3: John has blood type O+. C: John did not commit the crime.