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Conceptions of speech acts in the theory and practice of argumentation

April 20, 2014

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Goodwin, Jean. (2014).  Conceptions of speech acts in the theory and practice of argumentation: A case study of a debate about advocating.  Studies in Logic, Grammar & Rhetoric, 36 (49), 79-98. Far from being of interest only to argumentation theorists, concep- tions of speech acts play an important role in practitioners’ self-reflection on their own activities. […]

L’autorità di Wikipedia

July 4, 2013

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Sistemi Intelligenti 25 (2013) 9-38; very kindly translated by Fabio Paglieri from the original. Philosophers of argumentation and of testimony suggest that we can rely on what someone says because of its epistemic merits. If so, then we should never credit Wikipedia, since we cannot assess what its anonymous contributors know. I propose instead that […]

Talking sustainability: Identification and division in an Iowa community

July 14, 2012

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While Iowa residents reject the term "sustainability" as politically charged, they buy in to many precepts of sustainable agricullture.

Dilemmas of expertise in sustainable agriculture

July 14, 2012

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What do four eminent experts in sustainable agriculture think of their roles in policy-making? And what communication strategies do they understand they have to fulfill those roles?

The authority of the IPCC First Assessment Report and the manufacture of consensus

July 14, 2012

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"Consensus" as the strategy selected by scientists associated with the IPCC--a poor rhetorical choice.

Maslin v. Morano

July 14, 2012

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In a close textual analysis of a short debate, I show how an outstanding scientist is unable to simultaneously exert his authority and to advocate effectively--especially when up against an outstanding advocate on the other side.

The authority of Wikipedia

July 14, 2012

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We don't trust Wikipedia because we're confident that the collective of editors know stuff. We trust Wikipedia because the Wikipedians love it.

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