Is critical argumentation an effective way to overcome disagreement? And does the exchange of arguments bring opponents in
a controversy closer to the truth? This study provides a new perspective on these pivotal questions. By means of multi-agent
simulations, it investigates the truth and consensus-conduciveness of controversial debates. The book brings together research
in formal epistemology and argumentation theory. Aside from its consequences for discursive practice, the work may have important
implications for philosophy of science and the way we construe scientific rationality as well.