Location

Room 2

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

argumentation, burden of proof, clash, debate, extension, presumption, prima facie, presumption, procedural rationality, rebuttal

Start Date

6-6-2020 2:00 PM

End Date

6-6-2020 3:00 PM

Abstract

For over 125 years, argumentation scholars have taught and studied academic debate. According to debate theory, reasonable argumentation satisfies six obligations: (1) self-administration; (2) making prima facie/presumptively adequate moves; (3) clash; (4) meeting the burden of proof; (5) rejoinder/rebuttal; and (6) extension. These obligations define a kind of procedural rationality for argumentation distinct from the kinds of rationality that are the focus of logical and rhetorical theories. Those obligations are grounded in the pragmatics of conversation and are made visible in debate practice.

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Recovery and Reconstruction of Principles of Academic Debate as Dialectical Model: An Outline of a Procedural Model of Argumentative Rationality

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For over 125 years, argumentation scholars have taught and studied academic debate. According to debate theory, reasonable argumentation satisfies six obligations: (1) self-administration; (2) making prima facie/presumptively adequate moves; (3) clash; (4) meeting the burden of proof; (5) rejoinder/rebuttal; and (6) extension. These obligations define a kind of procedural rationality for argumentation distinct from the kinds of rationality that are the focus of logical and rhetorical theories. Those obligations are grounded in the pragmatics of conversation and are made visible in debate practice.