Reflections on the limits of argument

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Title: Reflections on the limits of argument
Authors: Baker, John
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Date: 2011
Abstract: It is common knowledge that people’s beliefs are determined by many factors – having a good argument is only one of them. What are the implications of this fact for egalitarian political theorists who hope to contribute to social change? I argue that our arguments may do more to strengthen the confidence of our allies than to change the opinions of our opponents.
Funding Details: Higher Education Authority
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Presses Universitaires de Louvain
Copyright (published version): 2011 Presses universitaires de Louvain
Keywords: EqualitySocial justiceArgumentSocial movementIdeology
Subject LCSH: Reasoning
Belief change
Social justice
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Gosseries, A. and Vanderborght, Y. (eds.). Arguing About Justice: Essays for Philippe Van Parijs
ISBN: 978-2-87463-275-4
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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