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Elements of Argumentation

Philippe Besnard and Anthony Hunter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026437
eISBN:
9780262268400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026437.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Logic-based formalizations of argumentation, which assume a set of formulae and then lay out arguments and counterarguments that can be obtained from these formulae, have been refined in recent years ... More


Logical Argumentation

Philippe Besnard and Anthony Hunter

in Elements of Argumentation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026437
eISBN:
9780262268400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026437.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter proposes a framework for modeling argumentation. The key features of this framework are the clarification of the nature of arguments and counterarguments; the identification of canonical ... More


The Epistemic Efficacy of Amateurism

Jeremy Fantl

in The Limitations of the Open Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198807957
eISBN:
9780191845741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807957.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses when knowledge can survive exposure to counterarguments, even if you find each step compelling and can’t expose a flaw. One consequence of Bayesian epistemology is that ... More


Against Open-Minded Engagement (for Some People)

Jeremy Fantl

in The Limitations of the Open Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198807957
eISBN:
9780191845741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807957.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that you shouldn’t engage open-mindedly with salient counterarguments in some standard situations—those standard situations in which you know that the counterarguments are ... More


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