Introduction to the Special Issue: Douglas Walton and his Contribution to Argumentation Theory

Fabrizio Macagno, Alice Toniolo

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Abstract

Douglas Walton’s work is extremely vast, multifaceted, and interdisciplinary. He developed theoretical proposals that have been used in disciplines that are not traditionally related to philosophy, such as law, education, discourse analysis, artificial intelligence, or medical communication. Through his papers and books, Walton redefined the boundaries not only of argumentation theory, but also logic and philosophy. He was a philosopher in the sense that his interest was developing theoretical models that can help explain reality, and more importantly interact with it. For this reason, he proposed methods that have been used for analyzing different types of dialogical interactions, and modeling procedures for regulating them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalInformal Logic
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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