How to be a better functionalist

Posted on 13 September 15

Goodwin, J. (2016). How to Be a Better Functionalist. In D. Mohammed & M. Lewinski (Eds.),  Argumentation and Reasoned Action (Vol. 1, pp. 515–519). College Publications.

Theorists have found it easy to derive norms for argumentation from asserted functions of argument. The work of Dima Mohammed has taken a big step forward in making function theories more precise, better defended, and more responsive to real-world complexities. At the same time, she has revealed several key gaps in existing function theories, which I challenge theorists to fill.

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