The Epistemological Theory of Argument--How and Why?

Christoph Lumer
<span title="2005-01-01">2005</span> <i title="University of Windsor Leddy Library"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Informal Logic</a> </i> &nbsp;
The article outlines a general epistemological theory of argument: a theory that regards providingjustified belief as the principal aim of argumentation, and defends it instrumentalistically. After introducing some central terms of such a theory (2), answers to its central questions are proposed: the primary object and structure of the theory (3), the function of arguments, which is to lead to justified belief (4), the way such arguments function, which is to guide the addressee's cognizing
more &raquo; ... objective versus subjective aspects of argumentation (6), designing different types of argument (7). Then the notion of '(argumentatively) valid argument' is defined and criteria for the adequate use of such arguments are introduced (8). Finally, this conception is justified as, among others, leading to more true beliefs than competing conceptions (9).
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