Evidence, Persuasion and Diversity. Proceedings of Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation Conference, Vol. 12 (2020) (2020)

Christoph Lumer
University Of Siena
The paper critically discusses an empirical study by Mizrahi & Dickinson 2020, which analyzes in a huge data base (JSTORE) the incidence of three types of philosophical arguments. Their results are: 1. Deductive arguments were the most commeon type of argument in philosophy until the end of the 20th century. 2. Around 2008 a shift in methodology occurred, such that the indcutive arguments outweigh other types of argument. The paper, first, criticizes the empirical study as grossly false and considers the - very limited - possibilities of recognition of argument types by present computer programs.
Keywords philosophical arguments  empirical argument analysis  machine recognition of argument types  empirical arguments  conceptual arguments  empirical philosophy  classification of philosophical arguments
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