There are a few main differences between Argument
and Mind Maps.
Maps deal with concepts and their relationships whereas an argument
map is constructed from a premise with a number of reasons and
maps use complete sentences (or should) whereas mind maps should
use as few words as possible.
The tree structure used by Argumentative maps
corresponds well to the structure used by the mind mapping
software. Cut, copy and
paste has been tested between Argumentative and
MindManager as well as FreeMind.
Mind mapping may be used to outline the domain of
an argument, the related issues and concepts. Mind mapping may be
used for the brain storming and may give the greater context of
where an argument fits.
There are a number of good programs for Mind
FreeMind is open source and can be found at
MindManager is commercial and can be found at