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University of Windsor

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Paper

Keywords

argumentation, interdisciplinarity, logic, multidisciplinarity, Perelman, philosophy, post-modernity, relativism, rhetoric, Toulmin.

Start Date

22-5-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

25-5-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

The author holds that the old theory according to which philosophy is the matrix of argumentation studies must be entirely reviewed currently. He argues that argumentation theory, as an interdisciplinary domain, may start playing, in new terms, the role which ― in the Cartesian tree ― was that of philosophy as the trunk of the different branches of human knowledge, as long as a set of requirements, which he lists, were met.

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What argumentation (theory) can do for philosophy in the 21st century

University of Windsor

The author holds that the old theory according to which philosophy is the matrix of argumentation studies must be entirely reviewed currently. He argues that argumentation theory, as an interdisciplinary domain, may start playing, in new terms, the role which ― in the Cartesian tree ― was that of philosophy as the trunk of the different branches of human knowledge, as long as a set of requirements, which he lists, were met.