Character, Dog Whistles, and the Limits of Charity (forthcoming)

Abstract | Both the principle of charity and responsibility condition are thought to be central elements of argument reconstruction and productive discourse. These conditions are problematic in arguments that contain various forms of deception. In this paper, I will focus on multivocal appeals (popularly known as dog whistles,) which are meant to be heard by only certain audience members. I will argue that arguments containing dog whistles require more nuanced tools to reconstruct the argument.

Will appear in the Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Argumentation.

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