Argumentation, arguing, and arguments: Comments on giving reasons

John Biro, Harvey Siegel

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While we applaud several aspects of Lilian Bermejo-Luque's novel theory of argumentation and especially welcome its epistemological dimensions, in this discussion we raise doubts about her conception of argumentation, her account of argumentative goodness, and her treatments of the notion of "giving reasons" and of justification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-287
Number of pages9
JournalTheoria-Revista De Teoria Historia Y Fundamentos De La Ciencia
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011


  • Argumentation
  • Argumentative goodness
  • Arguments
  • Epistemic approach
  • Instrumentalism
  • Justification
  • Linguistic-pragmatic approach
  • Rational belief

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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