Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Logic and Logical Philosophy

First Page

1

Last Page

35

DOI

10.12775/LLP.2016.014

Keywords

arguments from authority, argument from expert opinion, pro- files of dialogue, examination of expert witnesses, argument graphs, ad verecundiam fallacy

Abstract

Using the profiles of dialogue method we identify a species of adverecundiam fallacy that works by forestalling of questioning in arguments from expert opinion. A profile of dialogue is a graph structure used to model a sequence of speech acts surrounding both the putting forward of an argument and the response to it at the next moves in a dialogue. The method is applied to a case of cross-examining a software engineer in a legal deposition in a case of intellectual property litigation

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