Elements of Reasoning

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The Elements of Reasoning are a list of factors that are designed to make people aware of the different elements involved in the process of reasoning. The Elements of Reasoning framework is developed by the Foundation for Critical. Within this framework reasoning is understood as a process where people use data, information and assumptions to infer conclusions from a perspective, in attempting to answer a question or solve a problem, with consequences then resulting from the conclusions drawn. From this definition can be drawn a number of elements to the reasoning process, including; purpose, problem, assumptions, information, concepts, point of view, inference and consequences.