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University of Windsor

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Paper

Keywords

Carl Wellman, conduction, conductive argument, conductive reasoning, balance of consid-erations arguments, pro and con reasoning, patterns of conduction, defeasible reasoning, validity

Start Date

18-5-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

21-5-2011 5:00 PM

Abstract

The paper aims to provide an analysis and critique of Carl Wellman’s account of conduction presented in Challenge and Response and Morals and Ethics. It considers several issues, including: reason-ing vs. argument, the definition vs. the three patterns of conduction, pro and con arguments as dialogues, their assessment, the concept of validity, applications beyond moral arguments, argument type vs. as crite-rion of evaluation.

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A critical examination and development of Wellman’s theory of conductive argument

University of Windsor

The paper aims to provide an analysis and critique of Carl Wellman’s account of conduction presented in Challenge and Response and Morals and Ethics. It considers several issues, including: reason-ing vs. argument, the definition vs. the three patterns of conduction, pro and con arguments as dialogues, their assessment, the concept of validity, applications beyond moral arguments, argument type vs. as crite-rion of evaluation.