How Can Modifications of Meaning Influence Argumentation? The Concept and Typology of Semantic Arguments

Jakub Pruś
2020 Argumentation: an international journal on reasoning  
The aim of this article is to show how modifications of meaning can influence argumentation. I present the basic concept of so-called 'semantic argumentation,' its definition, and its different variants. I analyse the various kinds of argument in which meanings of terms are modified in support of a persuasive goal. The analysis of different semantic arguments reveals certain structures and patterns that are needed to construct a typology of such arguments. I thus outline a basic concept of
more » ... entation based on modifications of meaning, before presenting various examples of such arguments together with an analysis of their structures, and then, finally, constructing a typology for them.
doi:10.1007/s10503-020-09542-y fatcat:5xazznbfyjc4pdi654ebnbux4i