Browsing All posts tagged under »argumentation«

Trust in experts as a principal-agent problem

July 14, 2012

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Principal-agent theory can help us understand some of the reasons we may have for distrusting experts--and how that distrust can be addressed.

Theorists’ and practitioners’ spatial metaphors for argumentation: A corpus-based approach

July 14, 2012

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Theorists use spatial metaphors to emphasize how one proposition follows from another. Practitioners use spatial metaphors to emphasize how people stand by their propositions. Each group can learn from the other.

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.

When science goes public: From technical arguments to appeals to authority

July 14, 2012

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Even under favorable conditions, evidence-based technical arguments become transformed into appeals to expert authority when they enter the public sphere.

Using environmental and ethical issues for debate in an introductory agronomy course

July 14, 2012

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Debates work to supplement learning in a mostly online intro Ag course.