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Empiricalization as a Trend in Argumentation Study
Empiricalization as a Trend in Argumentation Study

Author(s): Iryna Khomenko
Subject(s): Philosophy, Epistemology, Logic
Published by: Международное философско-космологическое общество
Keywords: argumentation; empiricalization; empirical methodology; historical-textual approach; meta-argumentation approach; experimental approach in cognitive psychology; cross-cultural approach;

Summary/Abstract: An interesting trend that has emerged in the last decade or so concerns empirical turn in the study of argumentation. Empiricalization involves ensuring the connection of argumentation theory with argumentative reality by using different qualitative, quantitative, and mixed empirical methods. Nowadays there are many empirical approaches in the field of argumentation. This paper organizes three of them, namely the historical-textual, the meta-argumentation, and the cross-cultural approaches. In addition to organizing what is already known about empiricalization, this paper also serves the function of suggesting what empirical research is needed to fill in theoretical gaps of the recent treatment of argumentation. In this regard, the purpose of this paper is to provide up-to-date, relevant, and informative discussion about an empirical component in argumentation research.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 20-28
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English