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Brock University

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15-5-1997 9:00 AM

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17-5-1997 5:00 PM

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My focus will be on the rationale van Eemeren and Grootendorst offer for their theory of Pragma-Dialectics. I will discuss their claims regarding deductivism, the omni-competence of Pragma-Dialectics (values, for example), rules of method, and their rejection of geometrical as well as anthropological approaches. I will criticize the rationale offered for Pragma-Dialectics and finish by offering what I think is needed as a supplement for a complete theory of argumentation. This is a set of default principles that solves the problem of establishing a non-arbitrary starting point that is simultaneously undogmatic yet foundational.

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Popper’s Critical Relationism and the Rationale for Pragma-Dialectics

Brock University

My focus will be on the rationale van Eemeren and Grootendorst offer for their theory of Pragma-Dialectics. I will discuss their claims regarding deductivism, the omni-competence of Pragma-Dialectics (values, for example), rules of method, and their rejection of geometrical as well as anthropological approaches. I will criticize the rationale offered for Pragma-Dialectics and finish by offering what I think is needed as a supplement for a complete theory of argumentation. This is a set of default principles that solves the problem of establishing a non-arbitrary starting point that is simultaneously undogmatic yet foundational.