E. Education; Philosophy of Deliberative Democracy > Kingsbury on "Virtue and Argument: Taking Character into Account"

Justine Kingsbury has a draft paper critiquing the virtue-theoretic accounts of good argumentation, focussing especially on Andrew Aberdein's papers on this (see posts below) and also Heather Battaly (2010) and Daniel Cohen (2009). I hope we'll see more debate on these topics!

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: virtue, character, argument, argumentation, virtue epistemology, virtue argumentation theory
May 30, 2014 | Registered CommenterGuy Axtell