Argumentation

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 165–179

Virtue in Argument

Authors

    • Department of Humanities and CommunicationFlorida Institute of Technology
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10503-009-9160-0

Cite this article as:
Aberdein, A. Argumentation (2010) 24: 165. doi:10.1007/s10503-009-9160-0

Abstract

Virtue theories have become influential in ethics and epistemology. This paper argues for a similar approach to argumentation. Several potential obstacles to virtue theories in general, and to this new application in particular, are considered and rejected. A first attempt is made at a survey of argumentational virtues, and finally it is argued that the dialectical nature of argumentation makes it particularly suited for virtue theoretic analysis.

Keywords

Ad hominemLogical universalityVirtue epistemologyVirtue ethics

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