Refining Hitchcock’s Definition of ‘Argument’
David Hitchcock, in his recent “Informal Logic and the Concept of Argument” (2007), defends a recursive definition of ‘argument.’ I present and discuss several problems that arise for his definition. I argue that refining Hitchcock’s definition in order to resolve these problems reveals a crucial, but minimally explicated, relation that was, at best, playing an obscured role in the original definition or, at worst, completely absent from the original definition.
Copyright © 2009, Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation. This article first appeared in Proceedings of the 8th OSSA Conference, Argument Cultures (2009).
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Goddu, G. C. "Refining Hitchcock’s Definition of ‘Argument’." Proceedings of the 8th OSSA Conference, Argument Cultures, University of Windsor. June 3, 2009. http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/ossaarchive/OSSA8/papersandcommentaries/55/.