E. Education; Philosophy of Deliberative Democracy > Tracy Bowell, Justine Kingsbury on "Virtue and Argument: Taking Character Into Account"

Tracy Bowell, Justine Kingsbury have a 2013 paper in Informal Logic on "Virtue and Argument: Taking Character Into Account". See poste on papers by Aberdein and Cohen that also discuss and sometimes defend a virtue theory of argumentation.


In this paper we consider the prospects for an account of good argument that takes the character of the arguer into consideration. We conclude that although there is much to be gained by identifying the virtues of the good arguer and by considering the ways in which these virtues can be developed in ourselves and in others, virtue argumentation theory does not offer a plausible alternative definition of good argument.


Argumentation; Virtue; Character

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Virtue and Argument: Taking Character Into Account
Tracy Bowell, Justine Kingsbury
March 30, 2014 | Registered CommenterGuy Axtell