Exploring epistemological approaches to argumentation: from evaluation standards to the practice of argumentation
Hoffmann, Michael H. G.
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The paper distinguishes, in its first part, different epistemological approaches to argumentation theory and criticizes those who focus on non-relative criteria of argument evaluation. The second part describes the basic idea of an alternative epistemological approach that focuses on improving the practice of argumentation by a representational tool called Logical Argument Mapping (LAM).
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