Arguments that take counterconsiderations into account

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Abstract

This paper examines arguments that take counterconsiderations into account, and it does so from a dialogical point of view. According to this account, a counterconsideration is part of a critical reaction from a real or imagined opponent, and an arguer may take it into account in his argument in at least six fully responsive ways. Conductive arguments (or: pro and con arguments, balance of considerations arguments) will be characterized as one of these types. In this manner, the paper aims to show how conductive, and related kinds of argument can be understood dialogically.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-275
Number of pages26
JournalInformal logic
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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