Location

University of Windsor

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Paper

Keywords

argument, Hamby, prospective use, “real”, theoretical relevance

Start Date

22-5-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

25-5-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

In his recent paper, “What a Real Argument is” Ben Hamby attempts to provide an adequate theoretical account of what a “real” argument is. I argue that if the definition picks out a stable class of arguments, such a class is either not theoretically relevant or is not capturing the class of arguments that Hamby intends.

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Why I still do not know what a "real" argument is

University of Windsor

In his recent paper, “What a Real Argument is” Ben Hamby attempts to provide an adequate theoretical account of what a “real” argument is. I argue that if the definition picks out a stable class of arguments, such a class is either not theoretically relevant or is not capturing the class of arguments that Hamby intends.