Profiles of Dialogue for Repairing Faults in Arguments from Expert Opinion

Marcin Koszowy, Douglas Walton

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/LLP.2016.014

Abstract


Using the profiles of dialogue method we identify a species of ad verecundiam fallacy that works by forestalling of questioning in arguments from expert opinion. A profile of dialogue is a graph structure used to model a sequence of speech acts surrounding both the putting forward of an argument and the response to it at the next moves in a dialogue. The method is applied to a case of cross-examining a software engineer in a legal deposition in a case of intellectual property litigation.

Keywords


arguments from authority; argument from expert opinion; profiles of dialogue; examination of expert witnesses; argument graphs; ad verecundiam fallacy

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