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Dialectical models of deliberation, problem solving and decision making

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Douglas Walton, Alice Toniolo, Timothy J. Norman

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Hamblin distinguished between formal and descriptive dialectic. Formal normative models of deliberation dialogue have been strongly emphasized as argumentation frameworks in computer science. But making such models of deliberation applicable to real natural language examples has reached a point where the descriptive aspect needs more interdisciplinary work. The new formal and computational models of deliberation dialogue that are being built in computer science seem to be closely related to some already existing and very well established computing technologies such as problem solving and decision making, but whether or how dialectical argumentation can be helpful to support these systems remains an open question. The aim of this paper is to examine some real examples of argumentation that seem to hover on the borderlines between deliberation, problem solving and decision making.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalArgumentation
VolumeFirst Online
Early online date13 Sep 2019
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Sep 2019

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  • Changing the issue, Computational models, Deliberation dialogue, Typology of deliberation

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