Commitment, Types of Dialogue, and Fallacies

Douglas Walton
1992 Informal Logic  
This paper, based on research in a forthcoming monograph, Commitment in Dialogue, undertaken jointly with Erik Krabbe, explains several informal fallacies as shifts from one type of dialogue to another. The normative framework is that of a dialogue where two parties reason together, incurring and retracting commitments to various propositions as the dialogue continues. The fallacies studied include the ad hominem, the slippery slope, and many questions.
doi:10.22329/il.v14i2.2532 fatcat:tvamgmyujvawnlbt3sljp2cday