, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 97–104

Justification, Discovery, Reason & Argument

  • Larry Wright

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007800732356

Cite this article as:
Wright, L. Argumentation (2001) 15: 97. doi:10.1023/A:1007800732356


In distinguishing justification from discovery, the logical empiricists hoped to avoid confusing causal matters with normative ones. Exaggerating the virtue of this distinction, however, has disguised from us important features of the concept of a reason as it functions in human practice. Surfacing those features gives some insight into reasoning and argument.

argument competence discovery explanation justification reasons understanding 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Larry Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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