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The Pragma-Dialectical Aim of Argumentation and Argumentative Discourse : Elimination of a Difference of Opinion

  title={The Pragma-Dialectical Aim of Argumentation and Argumentative Discourse : Elimination of a Difference of Opinion},
  author={Christoph Lumer},
This contribution discusses some problems of Pragma-Dialectics and explains them by its consensualistic view of the function of argumentation and by its philosophical underpinnings. It is suggested that these problems can be overcome by relying on a better epistemology and on an epistemological theory of argumentation. On the one hand Pragma-Dialectics takes unqualified consensus as the aim of argumentation, which is problematic, (sect. 2) on the other it includes strong epistemological and… Expand

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