The Methodological Approach to Argument Evaluation: Rules of Defining as Applied to Assessing Arguments

Marcin Koszowy


The main thesis underlying the methodological approach to argument evaluation holds that some arguments which employ knowledge-gaining procedures can be suc-cessfully evaluated by applying tools elaborated by the methodology of science, such as the rules for reasoning, classifying objects, defining, and questioning. The applica-tion of those rules to argument evaluation consists in comparing them with proce-dures employed in the case of argumentative practices performed either in scientific inquiry or in everyday life. In order to show how building the methodological ap-proach to argument evaluation could be started, I examine two cases of evaluating arguments by means of several methodological rules of defining. The idea of apply-ing the rules governing various knowledge-gaining procedures to evaluating argu-ments is present in philosophy of science and in argumentation theory, but so far it has not been systematically elaborated. The paper aims at justifying this idea as a promising research project.
Author Marcin Koszowy (FASS)
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- Faculty of Administration and Social Science
Journal seriesFilozofia Nauki (Philosophy of Science), [Filozofia Nauki (Philosophy of Science)], ISSN 1230-6894
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in Englishargument evaluation, general methodology of science, knowledge-gaining procedures, rules of defining, using definitions to evaluate arguments, persuasive definitions
ASJC Classification1207 History and Philosophy of Science; 1211 Philosophy
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)0
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; GS Citations = 3.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 0
Citation count*3 (2020-09-05)
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