The Epistemic Inferiority of Pragma-Dialectics – Reply to Botting

@article{Lumer2012TheEI,
  title={The Epistemic Inferiority of Pragma-Dialectics – Reply to Botting},
  author={Christoph Lumer},
  journal={Informal Logic},
  year={2012},
  volume={32},
  pages={51-82}
}
In a recent paper in this journal, David Botting defended pragma-dialectics against epistemological criticisms by exponents of the epistemological approach to argumentation, i.e. Harvey Siegel, John Biro and me. In particular, Botting tries to justify with new arguments a Functional Claim, that the function of argumentation is to resolve disputes, and a Normative Claim, that standpoints that have the unqualified consensus of all participants in a dispute will generally be epistemically sound… Expand
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