Argument visualizations display the logic of arguments. They help organize and navigate complex information; they encourage clearly articulated reasoning; and they promote quick and effective communication. Having laid bare their moving parts, you will be better equipped to discuss and evaluate complex arguments. To find out when new resources are released on Philosophy Mapped, join the mailing list. If you’d like to see what an argument looks like in MindMup, check out this map of Michael Huemer’s Is There a Right to Immigrate? You can practice argument visualization using mini-assignments from the CMU course Introduction to Philosophy Using Argument Visualization. Research on this topic is available at npj Science of Learning.
Philosophy Mapped grows from resources created for the Princeton freshman seminar, "Philosophical Analysis Using Argument Maps," taught by Simon Cullen, Adam Elga, and Shamik Dasgupta. These resources include: MindMup AV, a free and open-source platform for argument visualization; introductory instructional materials that describe the conventions of argument visualization; hints for more advanced students; and resources for teachers.