September 15, 2015
Goodwin, Jean & Beth Innocenti (Forthcoming, 2016). The pragmatic force of making reasons apparent. In D. Mohammed & M. Lewinski (Eds.), Argumentation and Reasoned Action: Proceedings of the First European Conference on Argumentation. Making arguments makes reasons apparent. Sometimes those reasons may affect audiences. But over-emphasis on effects distracts from other things that making arguments […]
September 13, 2015
Goodwin, Jean. (Forthcoming, 2016). How to be a better functionalist. In D. Mohammed & M. Lewinski (Eds.), Argumentation and Reasoned Action: Proceedings of the First European Conference on Argumentation. 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 […]
We teachers of argument have nothing to apologize for.
Argument has no determinable function in the sense Walton needs, and even if it did, that function would not ground norms for argumentative practice.