Adding limits to argumentative reconstruction: the case of taste in argumentation

  • Daniel Mejía

Abstract

This paper questions the use of the argumentative reconstruction technique as a criterion for identifying arguments. To perform this, I stress a type of argument that appeals to taste. I proceed as follows: first, I relate such a technique to the ways in which pragma-dialectics and informal logic have defined argumentation. Second, I present some borderline cases to reconstruction technique such as argumentation through directives, expressives and commissives speech acts, narrative argumentation, and visual argumentation. Third, I add to these cases that of an argumentation that appeals to taste by analyzing a dialogue. Fourth, I conclude the article by offering reasons to study cases such as the one presented and by introducing some problems derived from the present study.

Published
2020-12-30
How to Cite
MEJÍA, Daniel. Adding limits to argumentative reconstruction: the case of taste in argumentation. Cogency, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 2, p. 107-137, dec. 2020. ISSN 0718-8285. Available at: <http://cogency.udp.cl/index.php/cogency/article/view/363>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.32995/cogency.v12i2.363.
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