A dispute is where there are both reasons AND objections bearing upon a single contention.
These are just some of the arguments raised in Apollo Moon Landings, concerning whether or not the Apollo astronauts landed on the Moon. They illustrate a dispute: evidence presented for and against a particular contention.
Strictly speaking, to have a dispute, you only need at least one reason and at least one objection relating to a single contention. Typically however there will be a number of each type.
Within a dispute, a reason and an objection are counter-arguments.
A dispute is a simple form of disagreement. It contrasts with genuine debates, which are more complicated and interesting. We will consider debates in Tutorial 6.
A dispute is an argument in which there are both reasons and objections bearing upon a single contention.
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