The Effect of Imprecise Expressions in Argumentation-Theory and Experimental Results

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The Effect of Imprecise Expressions in Argumentation-Theory and Experimental Results. / Dahlman, Christian; Sarwar, Farhan; Bååth, Rasmus; Wahlberg, Lena; Sikström, Sverker.

ARGUMENTATION 2012: International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law. Masaryk University, 2012. p. 15-30.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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Dahlman, C, Sarwar, F, Bååth, R, Wahlberg, L & Sikström, S 2012, The Effect of Imprecise Expressions in Argumentation-Theory and Experimental Results. in ARGUMENTATION 2012: International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law. Masaryk University, pp. 15-30, 2nd International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law (ARGUMENTATION 2012), Brno, Czech Republic, 2012/10/26.

APA

Dahlman, C., Sarwar, F., Bååth, R., Wahlberg, L., & Sikström, S. (2012). The Effect of Imprecise Expressions in Argumentation-Theory and Experimental Results. In ARGUMENTATION 2012: International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law (pp. 15-30). Masaryk University.

CBE

Dahlman C, Sarwar F, Bååth R, Wahlberg L, Sikström S. 2012. The Effect of Imprecise Expressions in Argumentation-Theory and Experimental Results. In ARGUMENTATION 2012: International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law. Masaryk University. pp. 15-30.

MLA

Dahlman, Christian et al. "The Effect of Imprecise Expressions in Argumentation-Theory and Experimental Results". ARGUMENTATION 2012: International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law. Masaryk University. 2012, 15-30.

Vancouver

Dahlman C, Sarwar F, Bååth R, Wahlberg L, Sikström S. The Effect of Imprecise Expressions in Argumentation-Theory and Experimental Results. In ARGUMENTATION 2012: International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law. Masaryk University. 2012. p. 15-30

Author

Dahlman, Christian ; Sarwar, Farhan ; Bååth, Rasmus ; Wahlberg, Lena ; Sikström, Sverker. / The Effect of Imprecise Expressions in Argumentation-Theory and Experimental Results. ARGUMENTATION 2012: International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law. Masaryk University, 2012. pp. 15-30

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TY - GEN

T1 - The Effect of Imprecise Expressions in Argumentation-Theory and Experimental Results

AU - Dahlman, Christian

AU - Sarwar, Farhan

AU - Bååth, Rasmus

AU - Wahlberg, Lena

AU - Sikström, Sverker

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - We investigate argumentation where an expression is substituted with a less precise expression. We propose that the effect that this deprecization has on the audience be called deprecization effect. When the audience agrees more with the less precise version of the argument, there is a positive deprecization effect. We conducted an experiment where the participants were presented with a court room scenario. The results of the experiment confirm the following hypothesis: If the participants find it hard to agree with the precise version of the argument and accept the use of the imprecise term, they will agree more with the imprecise version of the argument. Furthermore, we show that a person who reacts in this way to deprecization commits the fallacy of equivocation.

AB - We investigate argumentation where an expression is substituted with a less precise expression. We propose that the effect that this deprecization has on the audience be called deprecization effect. When the audience agrees more with the less precise version of the argument, there is a positive deprecization effect. We conducted an experiment where the participants were presented with a court room scenario. The results of the experiment confirm the following hypothesis: If the participants find it hard to agree with the precise version of the argument and accept the use of the imprecise term, they will agree more with the imprecise version of the argument. Furthermore, we show that a person who reacts in this way to deprecization commits the fallacy of equivocation.

KW - Deprecization

KW - vagueness

KW - ambiguity

KW - fallacy of equivocation

KW - experimental philosophy

M3 - Paper in conference proceeding

SN - 978-80-210-5948-1

SP - 15

EP - 30

BT - ARGUMENTATION 2012: International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law

PB - Masaryk University

ER -