Bridging the gap between applied ethics and ethical theory, Ethical Argumentation draws on recent research in argumentation theory to develop a more realistic model of how ethical justification actually works. Douglas Walton presents a new model of ethical argumentation in which ethical justification is analyzed as a defeasible form of argumentation considered in a balanced dialogue. Walton's new model employs techniques such as: asking the appropriate critical questions, probing accepted values, finding nonexplicit assumptions in an ethical argument, and deconstructing emotive terms and persuasive definitions. This book will be of significant interest to scholars and advanced students in applied ethics and theory.Such uses of language are common to argumentative practices in many contexts of argument use. ... The term aquot;persuasive definitionaquot; was introduced by Charles L. Stevenson in an essay in the journal Mind (1938), and then presented in theanbsp;...
|Author||:||Douglas N. Walton|
|Publisher||:||Lexington Books - 2003-01|