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Inference in Argumentation

A Topics-Based Approach to Argument Schemes

  • Eddo Rigotti
  • Sara Greco
Book

Part of the Argumentation Library book series (ARGA, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. The Tradition of Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eddo Rigotti, Sara Greco
      Pages 93-129
    3. Eddo Rigotti, Sara Greco
      Pages 131-168
    4. Eddo Rigotti, Sara Greco
      Pages 169-204
  3. The Argumentum Model of Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Eddo Rigotti, Sara Greco
      Pages 247-284
    3. Eddo Rigotti, Sara Greco
      Pages 285-314
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 315-325

About this book

Introduction

This book investigates the role of inference in argumentation, considering how arguments support standpoints on the basis of different loci. The authors propose and illustrate a model for the analysis of the standpoint-argument connection, called Argumentum Model of Topics (AMT). A prominent feature of the AMT is that it distinguishes, within each and every single argumentation, between an inferential-procedural component, on which the reasoning process is based; and a material-contextual component, which anchors the argument in the interlocutors’ cultural and factual common ground. The AMT explains how these components differ and how they are intertwined within each single argument. This model is introduced in Part II of the book, following a careful reconstruction of the enormously rich tradition of studies on inference in argumentation, from the antiquity to contemporary authors, without neglecting medieval and post-medieval contributions. The AMT is a contemporary model grounded in a dialogue with such tradition, whose crucial aspects are illuminated in this book. 

Keywords

Argument Schemes Arguments in Context Aristotle's Foundation of Topics Cicero's Topica Implicit Premises Inference in Argumentation Inferential Configuration of Arguments Topical Tradition by Boethius Topical Tradition by Boethius

Authors and affiliations

  • Eddo Rigotti
    • 1
  • Sara Greco
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Argumentation, Linguistics and SemioticsUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI)LuganoSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Argumentation, Linguistics and SemioticsUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI)LuganoSwitzerland

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