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University of Windsor

Argumentation theory

2011

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Rationality, Reasonableness And Informal Logic: A Case Study Of Chaim Perelman, Rongdong Jin, Christopher W. Tindale May 2011

Rationality, Reasonableness And Informal Logic: A Case Study Of Chaim Perelman, Rongdong Jin, Christopher W. Tindale

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Perelman’s discussion about the distinction and relation between the rational and the reason-able could be seen as an attempt to bring forward a new understanding of rationality. In light of the concep-tion of situated reason, this paper argues that Perelman’s explication of the dialectic of the rational and the reasonable highlights the balance of universality and contexuality, and could contribute a fuller conception of rationality to establishing a solid philosophical foundation for Johnson’s informal logic.