Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8014-5098

Location

Room 1

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

fallacies, institutional fallacy, institutionalized fallacy, optimal critical testing, pragma-dialectics, presidential debate

Start Date

3-6-2020 2:00 PM

End Date

3-6-2020 3:00 PM

Abstract

To improve argumentative discourse, it is necessary to make fallacy judgments which take into consideration the social practice in which argumentation occurs. In this paper, I propose four meta-categories for fallacies to study the connection of fallacies to their institutionalized discourse. Using the first 2016 U.S. Presidential Debate as a case study, I show how this framework can be used to propose improvements to argumentative contexts.

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Institutional and Institutionalized Fallacies: Diversifying Pragma-Dialectical Fallacy Judgments

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To improve argumentative discourse, it is necessary to make fallacy judgments which take into consideration the social practice in which argumentation occurs. In this paper, I propose four meta-categories for fallacies to study the connection of fallacies to their institutionalized discourse. Using the first 2016 U.S. Presidential Debate as a case study, I show how this framework can be used to propose improvements to argumentative contexts.