In the quagmire of quibbles: A dialectical explorationKrabbe, E. C. W. & Laar, van, J. A., 19-Jun-2019, In : Synthese.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-review
Criticism may degenerate into quibbling or nitpicking. How can discussants keep quibblers under control? In the paper we investigate cases in which a battle about words replaces a discussion of the matters that are actually at issue as well as cases in which a battle about minor objections replaces a discussion of the major issues. We survey some lines of discussion dealing with these situations in profiles of dialogue.
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 19-Jun-2019|
- Criticism, Difference of opinion, Freedom rule, Hairsplitting, Nitpicking, Objection, Profile of dialogue, Quibble, Talking at cross-purposes
No data available