Argumentative Adversariality, Contrastive Reasons, and the Winners-and-Losers Problem

Topoi 40 (5):837-844 (2021)
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This essay has two connected theses. First, that given the contrastivity of reasons, a form of dialectical adversariality of argument follows. This dialectical adversariality accounts for a broad variety of both argumentative virtues and vices. Second, in light of this contrastivist view of reasons, the primary objection to argumentative adversarialism, the winners-and-losers problem, can be answered.

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