An Agreement In Which Each Side Makes Concessions An Acceptable Middle Ground

Van Eemeren and Grootendorst defined the notion of „resolution“ for non-mixed disagreements, where a protagonist defends a point of view and an antagonist adopts a position of critical doubt, without however adopting his own opposing position. In such a situation, the disagreement would have been resolved „if the arguments [of the protagonist] lead the antagonist to accept the position defended, or if the protagonist withdraws his position as a result of the critical reactions of the antagonist“ (van Eemeren and Grootendorst 2004, p. 133). But this is a mixed disagreement in which each of the two parties plays the role of protagonist with regard to its own position (party A defending position a, part B defending b) and the role of the antagonist in relation to the point of view of the other party. .