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argumentation

Logic the process of reasoning methodically
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The argumentative nature of definitions and, in particular, of what Stevenson called "persuasive definitions" (see, Walton, 2005) in ethical and political discourse, and the possible sources of their deceptiveness have been emphasized, in informal logic, rhetoric, and argumentation theory, by Aberdein (1998), Walton (2001, 2005), Macagno&Walton (2008, 2010), Schiappa (2003), and others.
In producing his work of ecclesiastical rhetoric, he made significant contributions to contemporary argumentation theory by laying the groundwork for the concept of the prima facie case, adoption of the principles of presumption and the burden of proof in argumentation, and providing a foundation for the principles of tests and strategic uses of evidence.
According to Johnson, argumentation theory is undergoing a needed historical revival marked by an informal logic that would be more relevant to solving practical problems than the formal and mathematical logics of the immediate past (pp.