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    Angelic Devil’s Advocates and the Forms of Adversariality.Katharina Stevens & Daniel H. Cohen - forthcoming - Topoi:1-14.
    Is argumentation essentially adversarial? The concept of a devil's advocate—a cooperative arguer who assumes the role of an opponent for the sake of the argument—serves as a lens to bring into clearer focus the ways that adversarial arguers can be virtuous and adversariality itself can contribute to argumentation's goals. It also shows the different ways arguments can be adversarial and the different ways that argumentation can be said to be "essentially" adversarial.
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    Virtue, In Context.Daniel H. Cohen - 2013 - Informal Logic 33 (4):471-485.
    Virtue argumentation theory provides the best framework for accommodating the notion of an argument that is “fully satisfying” in a robust and integrated sense. The process of explicating the notion of fully satisfying arguments requires expanding the concept of arguers to include all of an argument’s participants, including judges, juries, and interested spectators. And that, in turn, requires expanding the concept of an argument itself to include its entire context.
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    Argument is War... And War is Hell: Philosophy, Education, and Metaphors for Argumentation.Daniel H. Cohen - 1995 - Informal Logic 17 (2):177-188.
    The claim that argumentation has no proper role in either philosophy or education, and especially not in philosophical education, flies in the face of both conventional wisdom and traditional pedagogy. There is, however, something to be said for it because it is really only provocative against a certain philosophical backdrop. Our understanding of the concept "argument" is both reflected by and molded by the specific metaphor that argument-is-war, something with winners and losers, offensive and defensive moments, and an essentially adversarial (...)
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    Arguments That Backfire.Daniel H. Cohen - 2005 - In D. Hitchcock & D. Farr (eds.), The Uses of Argument. OSSA. pp. 58-65.
    One result of successful argumentation – able arguers presenting cogent arguments to competent audiences – is a transfer of credibility from premises to conclusions. From a purely logical perspective, neither dubious premises nor fallacious inference should lower the credibility of the target conclusion. Nevertheless, some arguments do backfire this way. Dialectical and rhetorical considerations come into play. Three inter-related conclusions emerge from a catalogue of hapless arguers and backfiring arguments. First, there are advantages to paying attention to arguers and their (...)
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    Introduction: Virtues and Arguments.Andrew Aberdein & Daniel H. Cohen - 2016 - Topoi 35 (2):339-343.
    It has been a decade since the phrase virtue argumentation was introduced, and while it would be an exaggeration to say that it burst onto the scene, it would be just as much of an understatement to say that it has gone unnoticed. Trying to strike the virtuous mean between the extremes of hyperbole and litotes, then, we can fairly characterize it as a way of thinking about arguments and argumentation that has steadily attracted more and more attention from argumentation (...)
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    The Virtuous Troll: Argumentative Virtues in the Age of (Technologically Enhanced) Argumentative Pluralism.Daniel H. Cohen - 2017 - Philosophy and Technology 30 (2):179-189.
    Technology has made argumentation rampant. We can argue whenever we want. With social media venues for every interest, we can also argue about whatever we want. To some extent, we can select our opponents and audiences to argue with whomever we want. And we can argue however we want, whether in carefully reasoned, article-length expositions, real-time exchanges, or 140-character polemics. The concepts of arguing, arguing well, and even being an arguer have evolved with this new multiplicity and diversity; theory needs (...)
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    Virtue Epistemology and Argumentation Theory.Daniel H. Cohen - 2007 - In David Hitchcock (ed.), Dissensus and the search for common ground. OSSA.
    Virtue epistemology was modeled on virtue ethics theories to transfer their ethical insights to epistemology. VE has had great success: broadening our perspective, providing new answers to traditional questions, and raising exciting new questions. I offer a new argument for VE based on the concept of cognitive achievements, a broader notion than purely epistemic achievements. The argument is then extended to cognitive transformations, especially the cognitive transformations brought about by argumentation.
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    Evaluating Arguments and Making Meta-Arguments.Daniel H. Cohen - 2001 - Informal Logic 21 (2).
    This paper explores the outlines of a framework for evaluating arguments. Among the factors to take into account are the strength of the arguers' inferences, the level of their engagement with objections raised by other interlocutors, and their effectiveness in rationally persuading their target audiences. Some connections among these can be understood only in the context of meta-argumentation and meta-rationality. The Principle of Meta-Rationality (PMR)--that reasoning rationally includes reasoning about rationality-is used to explain why it can be rational to resist (...)
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    The Problem of Counterpossibles.Daniel H. Cohen - 1987 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 29 (1):91-101.
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    Are There Methods of Informal Logic?Hans V. Hansen & Daniel H. Cohen - unknown
    This presentation seeks to understand informal logic as a set of methods for the logical evaluation of natural language arguments. Some of the methods identified are the fallacies method, deductivism, warrantism and argument schemes. A framework for comparing the adequacy of the methods is outlined consisting of the following categories: learner- and user-efficiency, subjective and objective reliability, and scope. Within this framework, it is also possible to compare informal and formal logic.
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    What Virtue Argumentation Theory Misses: The Case of Compathetic Argumentation.Daniel H. Cohen & George Miller - 2016 - Topoi 35 (2):451-460.
    While deductive validity provides the limiting upper bound for evaluating the strength and quality of inferences, by itself it is an inadequate tool for evaluating arguments, arguing, and argumentation. Similar remarks can be made about rhetorical success and dialectical closure. Then what would count as ideal argumentation? In this paper we introduce the concept of cognitive compathy to point in the direction of one way to answer that question. It is a feature of our argumentation rather than my argument or (...)
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    A Reply to Cahn.Daniel H. Cohen - 1988 - Analysis 48 (2):109 - 110.
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    Just and Unjust Wars - and Just and Unjust Arguments.Daniel H. Cohen - 2003 - In IL@25: Proceedings of the 2003 Meetings of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation.
    For all its problems, there is still much to be gleaned from the argument-is-war paradigm. Much of the conceptual vocabulary that we use to talk about wars is commonly applied to arguments. Other concepts in the war-cluster can also be readily adapted to arguments. Some parts, of course, do not seem to apply so easily, if at all. Of most interest here are those war-concepts that have not been deployed in thinking about arguments but really should be because of the (...)
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    A New Axiomatization of Belnap's Conditional Assertion.Daniel H. Cohen - 1986 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 27 (1):124-132.
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    Commentary on Finocchiaro.Daniel H. Cohen - unknown
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    Arguing With God.Daniel H. Cohen - 2001
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    The Word as Will and Idea.Daniel H. Cohen - 1988 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 32:126-140.
    According to the semantics in Wittgenstein's Tractatus, a picture and what is pictured must have the same logical form. However necessary that may be, it cannot suffice to make one fact a picture of another. The grounds for the pictorial relation, it is argued, must be found in the transcendental will. Following a suggestion by Ramsey, the semantic resources of the Tractatus are used to construct a new interpretation of propositions as equivalence classes of facts. The nature of the involvement (...)
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    Putting Paradoxes to Pedagogical Use in Philosophy.Daniel H. Cohen - 1985 - Teaching Philosophy 8 (4):309-317.
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    Commentary on Schwed.Daniel H. Cohen - unknown
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  20. A Reply to Steven M Cahn on Divestiture.Daniel H. Cohen - 1988 - Analysis 48 (2):109-110.
    Steven m cahn, In the june 1987 issue of "analysis", Asks how a principled divesture of stocks is possible. Selling stock requires a buyer, So no net reduction of objectionable economic behavior results. Is divestiture merely self-Righteous cleansing of one's own hands? not necessarily. It is argued that divesture as a means to influence corporate behavior, And not just as a means to a clean portfolio, Can be justified.
     
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    Commentary on Ami Mamolo on Argumentation and Infinity.Daniel H. Cohen - unknown
    There is more to mathematics than proofs; there are also arguments, which means that mathematicians are human arguers complete with their biases. Among those biases is a preference for beauty, It is a bias insofar as it is a deaprture from objectivity, but it is benign, accounting for the popularity of Cantor's "Paradise" of non-denumerable infinities as a travel destination for mathematicians and the relatively little interest in Robinson's infinitesimals.
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    Commentary On: Katharina von Radziewsky's "The Virtuous Arguer: One Person, Four Characters".Daniel H. Cohen - 2013 - In Dima Mohammed & Marcin Lewinsky (eds.), Virtues of Argumentation: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society forthe Study of Argumentation. OSSA.
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    Commentary on Kalef.Daniel H. Cohen - unknown
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    Commentary on Kagan.Daniel H. Cohen - unknown
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    Commentary on MIchael Yong-Set's Ludological Approach to Argumentation.Daniel H. Cohen - unknown
    Although Michael Yong-Set's proposal to approach argumentation theory from a ludological perspective is not yet sufficiently developed to warrant adopting it, there is enough to warrant exploring it further – which is all the reception it needs at this point.
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    Commentary on Rose.Daniel H. Cohen - unknown
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    Commentary on Souder.Daniel H. Cohen - unknown
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    Conditionals, Quantification, and Strong Mathematical Induction.Daniel H. Cohen - 1991 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 20 (3):315 - 326.
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    Fogelin's Walking the Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of a Rational Animal by Robert Fogelin.Daniel H. Cohen - 2003 - Informal Logic 23 (1).
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    Informal Logic and the Surprise Exam.Daniel H. Cohen - 2002 - Informal Logic 22 (2).
  31. IL@25: Proceedings of the 2003 Meetings of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation.Daniel H. Cohen - 2003
     
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    If P, Then Q: Conditionals and the Foundations of Reasoning. David H. Sanford.Daniel H. Cohen - 1992 - Philosophy of Science 59 (2):331-332.
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    If, What-If, and So-What.Daniel H. Cohen - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 17:20-28.
    With the possible exception of completely formal exercises in logic, philosophy is thoroughly metaphorical and largely conditional. Moreover, the purposes served by metaphors and conditionals in it are similar. Metaphors ask us to imagine the world in a new way, while conditionals may ask to imagine a new world. Yet some conditionals and metaphors are incompatible. There are limits to how metaphors can occur in conditionals, and how conditionals can themselves be metaphors. Specifically, only certain kinds of metaphors can be (...)
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    Nonsensical Representation and Senseless Interpretation: Wittgenstein on Nonsense Judgments.Daniel H. Cohen - 1993 - Philosophia 22 (3-4):407-424.
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    Once Upon an Argument: Being the Account of a Dialogue Between a Poet and a Philosopher, Both Ancient.Daniel H. Cohen & John Rosenwald - unknown
    A complex network of reciprocal relations connect arguments and stories. Arguments can occur in stories and stories can be parts of arguments. Further, stories can themselves be arguments. Whether a text or exchange serves as an argument partly depe nds on how we read it, i.e., on the story we tell about it and how well we argue for that story, but the circle is not as vicious as it appears. Or at least, that is the story we present and (...)
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    Paul Boghossian - Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism.Daniel H. Cohen - 2007 - Informal Logic 27 (2):229-232.
    Paul Boghossian’s recent book, Fear of Knowledge offers an extended argument against some forms of contemporary anti-realism and, by implication, an argument for realism. The intended audience is philosophers with metaphysical and epistemological interests, argumentation theorists might be most engaged by it because while the book is flawed as an argument, it makes a positive contribution when read as a discourse about argument. The main flaw is the uncharitable readings of Kuhn, Rorty, and Later Wittgenstein that can drive even wannabe (...)
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  37. Peter F. Strawson "Analysis and Metaphysics".Daniel H. Cohen - 1993 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies:385.
     
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    Rescher's Epistemic Logic, Cognitive Harmony & Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology.Daniel H. Cohen - 2005 - Informal Logic 25 (2):179-184.
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    Robert K. Meyer. A Farewell to Entailment. Foundations of Logic and Linguistics, Problems and Their Solutions, Edited by Georg Dorn and P. Weingartner, Plenum Press, New York and London1985, Pp. 577– 636. [REVIEW]Daniel H. Cohen - 1990 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 55 (1):352-353.
  40. Review: Robert K. Meyer, Georg Dorn, P. Weingartner, A Farewell to Entailment. [REVIEW]Daniel H. Cohen - 1990 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 55 (1):352-353.
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    Review: Richard Routley, Val Plumwood, Robert K. Meyer, Ross T. Brady, Relevant Logics and Their Rivals. Part I. The Basic Philosophical and Semantical Theory. [REVIEW]Daniel H. Cohen - 1989 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 54 (1):293-296.
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    Richard Routley with Val Plumwood, Robert K. Meyer, and Ross T. Brady. Relevant Logics and Their Rivals. Part I. The Basic Philosophical and Semantical Theory. Ridgeview Publishing Company, Atascadero, Calif., 1982, Xv + 460 Pp. [REVIEW]Daniel H. Cohen - 1989 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 54 (1):293-296.
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    Reply to My Commentator - Cohen.Daniel H. Cohen - unknown
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    Sincerity, Santa Claus Arguments and Dissensus in Coalitions.Daniel H. Cohen - 2009 - In Juho Ritola (ed.), Argument Cultures: Proceedings of the 9yj Internaional Conferrence of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation. OSSA. pp. 1-8.
    It is a virtue of virtue theory approaches to argumentation that they integrate many of the different factors that make arguments good arguments. The insights of virtue argumentation are brought to bear on a variety of versions of the requirement that good arguments must have good premises, concluding that a sincerity condition serves better than truth or assertability conditions, despite apparently counterintuitive consequences for arguments involving heterogeneous coalitions.
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    Stalking the Wild Paradox.Daniel H. Cohen - 1988 - Metaphilosophy 19 (1):25–31.
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    The Aftermath of Syllogism: Aristotelain Logical Argument From Avicenna to Hegel. [REVIEW]Daniel H. Cohen - 2018 - Review of Metaphysics 72 (2).
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    The Word as Will and Idea: Semantics in the Tractatus.Daniel H. Cohen - 1988 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 32:126-140.
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  48. The Word as Will and Idea.Daniel H. Cohen - 1988 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 32:126-140.
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    Schoolhouses, Jailhouses and the House of Being: The Tragedy of Philosophy’s Metaphors.Daniel H. Cohen - 1998 - Metaphilosophy 29 (1‐2):6-19.
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