Location

Room 3

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

deliberation, public policy, dialogue, dialectical argumentation, argument strength, Bayesian argumentation, social epistemology

Start Date

3-6-2020 10:00 AM

End Date

3-6-2020 11:11 AM

Abstract

For the context of practical reasoning, this paper suggests a method of assessing the level of confidence we should rationally have in arguments. It draws from dialectic which induces the elaboration of reasons for a position and on auditors’ prior knowledge. Accurate assessment depends on evidential standards, on selecting dialogue moves according to their practical and epistemic importance, and on selecting auditors according to their competence and diversity of relevant knowledge.

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Jun 3rd, 10:00 AM Jun 3rd, 11:11 AM

Confidence in Arguments in Dialogues for Practical Reasoning

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For the context of practical reasoning, this paper suggests a method of assessing the level of confidence we should rationally have in arguments. It draws from dialectic which induces the elaboration of reasons for a position and on auditors’ prior knowledge. Accurate assessment depends on evidential standards, on selecting dialogue moves according to their practical and epistemic importance, and on selecting auditors according to their competence and diversity of relevant knowledge.