Argumentation devices in reasoning about health

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Health controversies are infused with products of expert reasoning, often interpreted by non-experts. To understand these controversies, we must pay closer attention both to the field-dependent devices that characterize expert reasoning, and to how nonexperts engage with experts' evidence and reasoning in their own argumentative practices. We describe two argumentation devices that have emerged in medical research and discuss the role of these devices within health controversies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 2017
Event16th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument, CMNA 2016 - New York, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2016 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science

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