Location

Room 2

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

principle of chartiy, argumentation ethics, roles

Start Date

3-6-2020 2:00 PM

End Date

3-6-2020 3:00 PM

Abstract

I offer two reasons for a moral requirement on arguers to be charitable: To avoid disrespect for the dignity of one's interlocutors as reasonable beings and to avoid morally relevant harms. However, the way these reasons apply to arguers is complicated: Because different kinds of argumentative structures require different degrees of charity, the reasons apply to arguers when they choose their argumentative structure, and after that through the norms that belong to the structure.

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Principle of Charity as a Moral Requirement in Non-Institutionalized Argumentation

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I offer two reasons for a moral requirement on arguers to be charitable: To avoid disrespect for the dignity of one's interlocutors as reasonable beings and to avoid morally relevant harms. However, the way these reasons apply to arguers is complicated: Because different kinds of argumentative structures require different degrees of charity, the reasons apply to arguers when they choose their argumentative structure, and after that through the norms that belong to the structure.