Informal Logic 36 (4):523-562 (2016)

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Douglas Walton
Last affiliation: University of Windsor
Fabrizio Macagno
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
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This paper uses argument diagrams, argumentation schemes, and some tools from formal argumentation systems developed in artificial intelligence to build a graph-theoretic model of relevance shown to be applicable as a practical method for helping a third party judge issues of relevance or irrelevance of an argument in real examples. Examples used to illustrate how the method works are drawn from disputes about relevance in natural language discourse, including a criminal trial and a parliamentary debate.
Keywords fallacies of relevance  informal logic  legal argumentation  relevance
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DOI 10.22329/il.v36i4.4586
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Argumentation Schemes.Douglas Walton, Chris Reed & Fabrizio Macagno - 2008 - Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
Scorekeeping in a Language Game.David Lewis - 1979 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 8 (1):339--359.

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Assessing Relevance.Fabrizio Macagno - 2018 - Lingua 210:42-64.

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