Criticism without fundamental principles

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Abstract

In this paper I develop and defend a form of argumentative normativity that is not based on fundamental principles. I first argue that research agendas that aim to discover (or claimed to have discovered) fundamental principles of ‘good’ argumentative discourse share one crucial weak spot, viz. circularity. I then argue that this weak spot can be avoided in a pancritical (Bartley, 1984) view of normativity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-216
Number of pages25
JournalInformal Logic
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

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