Argumentation in Practice

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Since the late 1950s the study of argumentation has developed from a marginal part of logic and rhetoric into a genuine interdisciplinary academic discipline. After having first been primarily concerned with creating an adequate philosophical perspective on argumentation, argumentation theorists have gradually shifted their focus of attention to a more immediate concern with the ins and outs of argumentative praxis. What exactly are the characteristics of situated argumentative discourse in different argumentative `action types'? How is the discourse influenced by institutional and contextual constraints? In what way can prominent cases of argumentative discourse be fruitfully analysed? Argumentation in Practice aims to provide insight into some important facets of argumentative praxis and the different ways in which it can be approached. The first part of this volume, `Conceptions of problems in argumentative practice', introduces useful theoretical perspectives. The second part, `Empirical studies of argumentative practice', contains both empirical studies of a general kind and several types of specific case more

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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 165.1 x 246.4 x 30.5mm | 748.44g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588116166
  • 9781588116161

Table of contents

1. Introduction (by Eemeren, Frans H. van); 2. Part I. Forms and conceptions of argumentation; 3. 1. "The issue" in argumentative practice and theory (by Craig, Robert T.); 4. 2. Hearing is believing: A perspective-dependent account of the fallacies (by Tindale, Christopher W.); 5. 3. Let's talk: Emotion and the pragma-dialectic model (by Gilbert, Michael A.); 6. 4. Indicators of dissociation (by Rees, M.A. van); 7. 5. A collaborative model of argumentation in dyadic problem-solving interactions (by Quignard, Matthieu); 8. 6. The argumentative dimension of discourse (by Amossy, Ruth); 9. 7. Designing premises (by Goodwin, Jean); 10. 8. On the pragmatics of argumentative discourse (by Brutian, Lilit); 11. 9. From argument analysis to cultural keywords (and back again) (by Rigotti, Eddo); 12. Part II. Empirical studies of argumentative practice; 13. 10. The accusation of amalgame as a meta-argumentative refutation (by Doury, Marianne); 14. 11. Constructing the (imagined) antagonist in advertising argumentation (by Atkin, Albert); 15. 12. Competing demands, multiple ideals, and the structure of argumentation practices: A pragma-dialectical analysis of televised town hall meetings following the murder trial of O.J. Simpson (by Weger, Jr, Harry); 16. 13. Arguments of victims: A case study of the Timothy McVeigh trial (by Schuetz, Janice); 17. 14. Coductive and abductive foundations for sentimental arguments in politics (by Gronbeck, Bruce E.); 18. 15. Reparations or separation?: The rhetoric of racism in black and white (by Farrell, Tom); 19. 16. Discursive collisions: A reading of "Ellen's energy adventure" (by Balthrop, V. William); 20. 17. Aesthetic arguments and civil society (by Hauser, Gerard A.); 21. 18. The use of arguments from perceived opposition in U.S. terrorism policy (by Winkler, Carol); 22. 19. How could official speakers communicate reasonably with their king? (by Hoon, Um); 23. 20. Argument density and argument diversity in the license applications of French provincial printers, 1669-1781 (by McLeod, Jane); 24. 21. Inventional capacity (by Hample, Dale); 25. 22. The conventional validity of the pragma-dialectal freedom rule (by Eemeren, Frans H. van); 26. Indexshow more