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ProtoSociology

Volume 6, 1994

Rationality I

Dieter Mans
Pages 189-217
DOI: 10.5840/protosociology1994611

Argumentation im Kontext

Some principles of logic-oriented theories of argumentation are discussed. A sharp distinction is drawn between arguments in formal contexts and arguments in non formal contexts. It is argued, that the analysis of colloquial arguments cannot be based on the logic-oriented theories of argumentation. The outline of a more realistic theory of argumentation is given, by using defeasable inferences as a starting point. The model is applied to some everyday arguments.

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