Turning the Tables: Up- and Downgrading of Evaluative Terms in Public Controversies

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We discuss the strategy of using dyslogistic terms in a novel, laudatory manner, or eulogistic terms pejoratively. By such up- and downgrading of evaluative terms the proponent of a standpoint may attempt to turn the tables in a public controversy: what formerly looked like a bad argument comes to be regarded as a strong one, or vice versa. Is this a licit strategy? We take our lead from Macagno and Walton who examined evaluative words from an argumentative stance.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)89-113
Aantal pagina's25
TijdschriftJournal of Applied Logics — IfCoLog Journal of Logics and their Applications
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusPublished - feb-2021

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