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Title: Justification and argumentation
Authors: Szymanek, Krzysztof
Keywords: argumentation; deductivism; justification; reasoning; argument evaluation
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric, T. 36 (2014), s. 231-239
Abstract: In her paper “Argumentation theory and the conception of epistemic justification”, Lilian Bermejo-Luque presents a critique of deductivism in argu- mentation theory, as well as her own concept of epistemic justification inspired by the views of Stephen Toulmin. Reading this paper induced me to reflect on the mutual relation between the notions of justification and argumentation. In this work I would like to first draw the reader’s attention to a few issues which seem debatable to me, or which I find worth presenting from a slightly different point of view than that of Lilian Bermejo-Luque. I agree that deduc- tivism is not suitable for a general theory of evaluation of arguments although the critique of deductivism presented by the Author appears as not fully ade- quate to me. Then I proceed to presenting my doubts about the “conception of justification as a proper outcome of good argumentation” presented in the work. I need to emphasise that due to a broad range of topics addressed by me in this short paper, the description of some of them will be neither fully precise nor exhaustive.
DOI: 10.2478/slgr-2014-0012
ISBN: 978–83–7431–402–2
ISSN: 0860-150X
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