What is a "Real" Argument?
Numerous informal logicians and argumentation theorists restrict their theorizing to what they call “real” arguments. But is there a clear distinction to be made between “real” and “non-real” arguments? Here I explore four possible accounts of the alleged distinction and argue that none can serve the theoretical uses to which the distinction is most often put.
Copyright © 2007, Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation. This article first appeared in Proceedings of the 7th OSSA Conference, Dissensus & the Search for Common Ground (2007), 1-9.
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Goddu, G. C. "What is a "Real" Argument?." Proceedings of the 7th OSSA Conference, Dissensus & the Search for Common Ground, University of Windsor. June 06, 2007. http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/ossaarchive/OSSA7/papersandcommentaries/49/.