Connection premises: Their character, criticism, and defence



By presenting an argument, a proponent commits himself or herself to the adequacy of the connection between the argument’s premises and its conclusion. What is this connection, and when is it adequate? I deal with these questions by using insights and techniques from dialectical approaches to argumentation. First, I show that by advancing an argument, the proponent commits himself or herself to its connection proposition, which does not generalize upon the conclusion and premises. When a challenge turns this connection proposition into a connection premise, there may be a particularist defence available, so that the proponent need not commit himself or herself to any generalization of it. Second, I pay attention to situations where the proponent does choose to support the connection premise by means of a general argumentation scheme, showing there to be a variety of ways to justify that scheme.
Originele taal-2English
TitelArgumentation across Communities of Practice
SubtitelMulti-disciplinary perspectives
RedacteurenCornelia Ilie, Giuliana Garzone
UitgeverijJohn Benjamins Publishers
Aantal pagina's8
ISBN van elektronische versie9789027265173
ISBN van geprinte versie9789027211279
StatusPublished - 2017

Publicatie series

NaamArgumentation in Context
UitgeverijJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
ISSN van geprinte versie1877-6884

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