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Argumentation theory

2016

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A Ludological Perspective On Argument, Michael A. Yong-Set May 2016

A Ludological Perspective On Argument, Michael A. Yong-Set

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This introductory paper explores a new perspective on argumentation that draws upon the resources of ludology – the critical and academic of study of games qua games. In the Philosophical Investigations, one of the later Wittgenstein’s more mysterious suggestions is that if one understands how games work, then one would be able to understand how natural language works. Similarly, it will be argued that if we look to how games function as games, we will be able to understand how the ‘argument-game’ functions. The epistemic importance of rhetorical argumentation rather than analytic demonstration becomes apparent if we consider ‘argument’ as ...


Normative Argumentation Theory Without Fundamental Principles, Eugen Octav Popa May 2016

Normative Argumentation Theory Without Fundamental Principles, Eugen Octav Popa

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In this paper I develop and defend a form of argumentative normativity that is not based on fundamental principles. I first argue that research agendas that aim to discover (or claimed to have discovered) fundamental principles of ‘good’ argumentative discourse share one crucial weak spot, viz. circularity. I then argue that this weak spot can be avoided in a pancritical (Bartley, 1984) view of normativity.