Johnson on the Metaphysics of Argument
- Leo Groarke
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This paper responds to two aspects of Ralph Johnson's Manifest Rationality (2000). The first is his critique of deductivism. The second is his failure to make room for some species of argument (e.g., visual and kisceral arguments) proposed by recent commentators. In the first case, Johnson holds that argumentation theorists have adopted a notion of argument which is too narrow. In the second, that they have adopted one which is too broad. I discuss the case Johnson makes for both claims, and possible objections to his analysis.
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Volume 16, Issue 3 , pp 277-286
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- formal deductive logic
- kisceral arguments
- natural language deductivism
- Ralph Johnson
- the metaphysics of argument
- visual arguments
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- Leo Groarke (1)
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- 1. Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 George Street, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, N3T 2Y3