Is Bargaining a Form of Deliberating?

Philosophical Papers 49 (1):1-29 (2020)
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Prevailing literature argues that arguing is the only appropriate mode of deliberation. The literature acknowledges bargaining, story telling, and other forms of communication, but is unwilling to describe these as deliberation, properly speaking. The claim is that describing them as such would amount to concept stretching. In this article I argue that arguing exhausts neither the legitimate modes of deliberation nor the modes for effective deliberation. To do this I delineate two basic categories of issues we normally deliberate upon, and demonstrate that arguing is more appropriate for one category, not so appropriate for the other.



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