Institute for Philosophy Bayreuth

Argunet is presented to an audience of philosophy students at Bayreuth
University . A debate is reconstructed in real time with Argunet. The
presentation is followed by relating to pros and cons of argument
mapping which results in helpful suggestions for improving Argunet:
Thank you!

Argunet Release 0.1.2 Beta


  • Major bug fixes relating to deleting green and red arrows
  • Semantic relations are established between conclusions and not subconclusions of arguments when defining dialectical relations (logical arrows) between arguments.
  • Only owners of debates can change the rights (reader, editor, etc.) of other users. (Note: User rights management of the sokrates server won’t work with previous releases of Argunet.)

Argunet Release 0.1.0 Beta

After many months of hard work the Argunet team proudly presents the first public beta version of Argunet. The main features are already implemented. The Argunet server is running and can easily be accessed through the client. Documentation and tutorials will follow soon.

Main Features

  • Argument mapping with color coding, zooming, arrange tools …
  • Fast and easy reconstruction with informal arrows and in-place-editing of argument short descriptions
  • Precise and detailed reconstruction of premise-conclusion structures with intuitive argument editor (like a list in Word)
  • Easy formalisation of support and attack relations by drawing semantic arrows (defines equivalences and contradictions)
  • Formalisation of propositions and inference rules possible (logical symbols)
  • Wizard for creating online projects (creating an account, logging in …)
  • User administration for online debates
  • Trash bin for unused arguments and propositions

Known Issues

  • Windows XP, Classic theme: Mouse cursors are not displayed correctly. To avoid this bug, please go to “File/Preferences” choose “Graph Editor” and uncheck “use Argunet custom cursors”. After a restart the default cursor will be used.
  • OSX: Icons are not displayed correctly in OSX. This is an Eclipse issue which hopefully will be solved by future versions of the Eclipse platform.

A list of all currently known bugs is available at our tracker page at Sourceforge.


Argunet is presented at the IÖW (Institute for Ecological Economy Research), with focus on the use of argument visualization in political consultancy.

DEMO-net Workshop

Paper “Perspectives for Argunet in eParticipation” presented at the DEMO-net Workshop on Argumentation Support Systems for eParticipation at Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany.


Argunet is presented at the CMNA 07, a Workshop at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in Hyderabad, India.


Argunet is presented at the GAP.6, a Conference of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy in Berlin.