Schemes, Critical Questions, and Complete Argument Evaluation
Frank Zenker , Shiyang Yu
AbstractAccording to the argument scheme approach, to evaluate a given scheme-saturat-ing instance completely does entail asking all critical questions (CQs) relevant to it. Although this is a central task for argumentation theorists, the field currently lacks a method for providing a complete argument evaluation. Approaching this task at the meta-level, we combine a logical with a substantive approach to the argument schemes by starting from Toulmin’s schema: ‘data, warrant, so claim’. For the yet more general schema: ‘premise(s); if premise(s), then conclusion; so conclusion’, we forward a meta-level CQ-list that is arguably both complete and applicable. This list should inform ongoing theoretical efforts at generating appropriate object-level CQs for specific argument schemes.
|Journal series||Argumentation, ISSN 0920-427X, e-ISSN 1572-8374|
|Publication size in sheets||1.45|
|Keywords in English||Argument · Complete evaluation · Critical question · Scheme · Standardization|
|Score||= 200.0, 09-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; : 2018 = 1.895; : 2017 = 1.114 (2) - 2017=0.884 (5)|
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