A dialectical profile for the evaluation of practical arguments

Fairclough, Isabela orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-6718-2636 (2016) A dialectical profile for the evaluation of practical arguments. Rozenberg Quarterly .

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This paper proposes a dialectical profile of critical questions attached to the deliberation scheme. It suggests how deliberation about means and about goals can be integrated into a single recursive procedure, and how the practical argument from goals can be integrated with the pragmatic argument from negative consequences. In a critical rationalist spirit, it argues that criticism of a proposal is criticism of its consequences, aimed at enhancing the rationality of decision-making in conditions of uncertainty and risk.

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