Dialogue theory for critical thinking

Argumentation 3 (2):169-184 (1989)
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A general outline of a theory of reasoned dialogue is presented as an underlying basis of critical analysis of a text of argument discourse. This theory is applied to the analysis of informal fallacies by showing how textual evidence can be brought to bear in argument reconstruction. Several basic types of dialogue are identified and described, but the persuasive type of dialogue is emphasized as being of key importance to critical thinking theory



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Douglas Walton
Last affiliation: University of Windsor

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Fallacies.Charles Leonard Hamblin - 1970 - Newport News, Va.: Vale Press.
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Mathematical models of dialogue.C. L. Hamblin - 1971 - Theoria 37 (2):130-155.

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