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In order to figure out no matter if contributors in a dialogue are in actual dis/agreement, one needs to examine their propositions. comparability presupposes yardsticks in universal. Analysis of Dis/agreement thematises such yardsticks, in that it demonstrates the life, content material and actual importance of a comparatively well-delimited set of proposition varieties and proposition styles, with their accompanying tenability standards and motivating pursuits. The ebook is a piece within the box of legal theory through advantage of its demonstrating how legal professionals' energy of judgement is constituted in and during those yardsticks. The e-book is interdisciplinary via advantage of its demonstrating how a similar yardsticks come into play extra often in argumentation formulated in daily language, i.e. independently of legislations. And the booklet is a piece within the box of philosophy by way of advantage of its demonstrating the lifestyles and real importance of language and argumentation activities with a undeniable independence when it comes to the extent of debatable primary philosophical positions.

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First, there is the question of how the world is to be structured in thought: "meanings ( ... concepts)". Secondly, there is the question of how these areas-in-thought are to be named: "linguistic entities". - One part of the work's definition theory will consist in a more detailed mapping of the structuring function and naming function of definitions (section 3 below). Another matter is whether definitions are formulated in concept terminology! ("the concept of 'law' covers ... ", "Kant's concept of 'law' covers ...

Section I 4 above). - To put this in more general terms: Neither Quine nor others have presented tenable arguments for its being impossible that participants in language and argumentation can at any stage decide a boundary between linguistic meaning and other sources of knowledge. Such a boundary is drawn and deemed legitimate to be required to be drawn in actually occurring language and argumentation. In the present work I substantiate and map a diversity of ways in which this boundary is drawn and the factual significance of this boundary (section B below, cf.

Does not claim to be or not to be a competing position on the level of fundamental philosophical positions. 2 Secondly, there is "independence" in relation to standpoints on (other) controversial questions: be they of a moral, legal, political or similar nature) The present work will demonstrate the existence and content of a critically reflexive form, not set up theses from which one can derive standpoints on controversial questions. " 3 Of a philosophical nature too, if one uses the designation "applied philosophy".

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