Structure and pragmatics in informal argument: Circularity and question-begging

Sarah K. Brem

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Most everyday arguments are informal, as contrasted with the formal arguments of logic and mathematics. Whereas formal argument is well understood, the nature of informal argument is more elusive. A recent study by Rips (2002) provides further evidence regarding the roles of structure and pragmatics in informal argument.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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