Is "Argument" Subject to the Product/Process Ambiguity?
Despite its longstanding history and foundational role in argumentation theory, I am not so confident about the security of the product/process distinction as it applies to “argument” or even “inference”. I shall first articulate the conditions required for “argument” to be subject to the product/process ambiguity, and then argue that not all of the conditions are met. Finally, I shall show that some arguments for the ontological or intellectual priority of one aspect of argument over another fail given that “argument” is not subject to the process/product ambiguity.
Copyright © 2010, International Society for the Study of Argumentation. This article first appeared in Proceedings from the 2010 ISSA Conference (2010).
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Goddu, G. C. "Is “Argument” Subject To The Product/Process Ambiguity?" Proceedings of Proceedings of the 2010 ISSA Conference, Amsterdam. June 29, 2010. http://rozenbergquarterly.com/issa-proceedings-2010-is-argument-subject-to-the-productprocess-ambiguity/.