Informal Logic 30 (4):413-434 (2010)

David Botting
De La Salle University (PhD)
The problem with the pragma-dialectical view, it has been argued, is that it takes argumentation as aiming at consensus rather than truth or justified belief. The pragma-dialecticians often imply that an argumentative process aiming at consensus in a way constrained by the “Ten Commandments” will in the long run converge on epistemically favourable standpoints. I will argue that they are right provided (i) pragma-dialectics is construed, as they say, as a theory of criticism; (ii) pragma-dialectics and the other theories of argumentation have in common the requirement to account for the fallacies
Keywords argumentation, pragma-dialectics, critical rationalism
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