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    A normative theory of argument strength

    Hahn, Ulrike and Oaksford, Mike (2006) A normative theory of argument strength. Informal Logic 26 (1), pp. 1-22. ISSN 0824-2577.

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    In this article, we argue for the general importance of normative theories of argument strength. We also provide some evidence based on our recent work on the fallacies as to why Bayesian probability might, in fact, be able to supply such an account. In the remainder of the article we discuss the general characteristics that make a specifically Bayesian approach desirable, and critically evaluate putative flaws of Bayesian probability that have been raised in the argumentation literature.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Argumentation, fallacies, Bayesian probability, argument from ignorance, slippery slope arguments, circular arguments, Theophrastus rule
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 15:06
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:26


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