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15-5-1999 9:00 AM

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17-5-1999 5:00 PM

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The problem is to find a model of dialogue that allows retractions where they seem reasonable or even required, and puts sanctions on them (or even bans them altogether) whenever they would be disruptive of a well-organized process of dialogue. One ty pe of solution will let retraction rules determine which retractions are permissible, and if permissible what the consequences of retraction are. These rules vary according to the type of dialogue and to the type of commitment to which the retraction per tains. To accommodate various incoherent intuitions on retractions, one may resort to modelling complex types of dialogue.

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The problem of retraction in critical discussion

The problem is to find a model of dialogue that allows retractions where they seem reasonable or even required, and puts sanctions on them (or even bans them altogether) whenever they would be disruptive of a well-organized process of dialogue. One ty pe of solution will let retraction rules determine which retractions are permissible, and if permissible what the consequences of retraction are. These rules vary according to the type of dialogue and to the type of commitment to which the retraction per tains. To accommodate various incoherent intuitions on retractions, one may resort to modelling complex types of dialogue.