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Eclipsing Justice—A Foundational Compromise within Philosophy of Argument

By  and George Boger and George Boger


ABSTRACT: Infusing logic with new rhetoric, dialogical pragmatics, and emphasizing argument context revolutionized the practice of logic. Critiquing oppressive practices and promoting justice, argumentationists empower participants to mediate their own argumentative situations. Against relativism to rescue the normative utility of good argument, argumentationists invoke the universal audience. Still, context-concerns eclipse its independence or resurrect rationalist absolutism. This vacillation imposes an external mediation that subverts establishing theoretical ground for promoting an empowering culture of justice

Topics: appropriative alienation, audience adherence, bracketing, dissemblance, external mediation, pragmatics, relativism, social infrastructure, thing-itself, universal audience
Year: 2009
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