Informal logic and real argument


  • Iryna Khomenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


argumentation, real argument, informal logic, object and meta-levels, logical tier, dialectical tier, rhetorical tier, meta-argument


The paper focuses on real argument as a subject matter of informal logic as a discipline located in the borderland between logic and epistemology. The author studies the key features of such argument and gives its clear definition. She suggests considering it on object and meta-levels and within logical, dialectical and rhetorical tiers. She also proposes a method for the analysis of real argument with distinguished various kinds of meta-argument related to interpretation, evaluation and value characteristics of real argument.

Author Biography

Iryna Khomenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

D-r of sciences in philosophy, professor, head of the Department of Logic


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Khomenko, I. (2017). Informal logic and real argument. Filosofska Dumka, (3), 34–46. Retrieved from



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