Location

University of Windsor

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Paper

Keywords

accountability, argument from sign, conductive argument, evaluative claim, evaluative adjectives, fact-value distinction, symptomatic argument, type of standpoint

Start Date

18-5-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

21-5-2016 5:00 PM

Abstract

What counts as a good defence of the conduct of a political agent? I formulate an answer combining insights from argumentation scholarship on the different types of standpoints and the schemes suitable to defend them with insights from philosophical literature (fact vs. value, theoretical vs. practical reasoning … etc). The goal is to make a proposal that is best suitable for examining the type of evaluative claims that is typically discussed in accountability practices.

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What's in a good argument about evaluative claims? Argumentation in accountability practices

University of Windsor

What counts as a good defence of the conduct of a political agent? I formulate an answer combining insights from argumentation scholarship on the different types of standpoints and the schemes suitable to defend them with insights from philosophical literature (fact vs. value, theoretical vs. practical reasoning … etc). The goal is to make a proposal that is best suitable for examining the type of evaluative claims that is typically discussed in accountability practices.