Informal Logic 26 (2):149-174 (2006)

George Boger
Canisius College
This discussion reviews the thinking of some prominent philosophers of argument to extract principles common to their thinking. It shows that a growing concern with dialogical pragmatics is better appreciated as a part of applied ethics than of applied epistemology. The discussion concludes by indicating a possible consequence for philosophy of argument and invites further discussion by asking whether argumentation philosophy has an implicit, underlying moral, or even political, posture.
Keywords Absolutism, acceptability, argumentation, audience adherence, Cartesian God’s-eye-view, context, deliberation, democracy, fallacy, formal logic, freedom, humanism, informal logic, person, persuasion, pragmatics, principles, reasonableness, self-evidence
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