Reasoning and Argumentation Thesis

Reasoning starts with id quod est primum. Simply put reasoning starts with that which can be easily observed by anyone. Reasoning, by design and function, provides information to set the record straight for several purposes. This could be just to set the record straight in an argument, or for clarification purposes to enlighten others, or to dispute some information in terms of dissent and conflicting details. In terms of dissent and conflicting details, reasoning therefore delineates distinctio veri a falso. Each reason is synoptic to the curriculum logic of the curriculum on which the argument is based. The Reasoning and Argumentation Thesis is concerned with the above given facts and many more. The Reasoning and Argumentation Thesis teaches reasoning based on twenty-four categories of reasoning logic and creates boundaries on conclusive and inconclusive arguments. Each reason and argument is validated within the perimeters of each particular logic and the framework entailed within the curriculum of the argument which is in progress.

Id quod est primum   That which is most obvious.

Distinctio veri a falso.   Distinction from true to false.

Intra causum   Causes from within (or internal causes)

Extra causum   Causes from outside (or external causes)


Man’s infinite desire and curiosity to question things propels his interest to learn and his ability (and capacity) to develop. Fundamental to the end result of reasoning and arguments, is meaning. This is the meaning which determines “what is” and separates it from “what is not.”  Debates on reasons can either be intra causum or extra causum. Many cases within the passage of time have been investigated starting with causes from within (like whether a murder is a suicide) or otherwise ending with external causes (or whether a murder is a homicide). This thesis then elaborates on the following:

  • Contemporary reasoning related to all the (daily) affairs of man.  
  • Reasoning by curriculum to advance research and development leading to the advancement of man.    
  • Reasoning based on twenty-four categories of logic and arguments within the logic thereof.
  • Statements with embedded reasons and those with supplied (or attached) reasons.  
  • Argument and reasoning which is inconclusive and gravitating away from valid answers.
  • Reasoning based on volume and magnitude or completeness and sufficiency.
  • Criteria orientated reasoning and arguments within the perimeters of that framework’s logic.      

The  VJM Reasoning and Argumentation thesis can be taught (primarily at overview level) as a presentation for half-a-day or 4 hours. This presentation is available at a cost. Academic institutions or government organizations which have a need for this service can initiate this process by sending a message to Vincent Mthimunye at the email address below.                                                                               


Free Presentation: There is a free presentation on the topic of “ The Greatest Good” which can be made by Vincent Mthimunye to scholastic audiences. This is an enhancement  to student (good behavior or) character training. During these days when (some) students have shown to possess the capacity to hurt other students, more character training (and good behavior modeling) can help and is of greater value to the preservation of life. Beyond that this presentation can be used to assess Vincent’s skills and open the door to other cost based presentations (or seminars for that matter).

Vincent Mthimunye believes in his analogy “Let each man grow wiser by day” and for today shares the analogy below.

Verba sapientium memoria tene!                                                   Ancient Latin

Words of wisdom dwell in memory!                                              Modern English