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Considering Pragma-Dialectics

1st Edition

Edited by Peter Houtlosser, Agnes van Rees


344 pages

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Considering Pragma-Dialectics honors the monumental contributions of one of the foremost international figures in current argumentation scholarship: Frans van Eemeren. The volume presents the research efforts of his colleagues and addresses how their work relates to the pragma-dialectical theory of argumentation with which van Eemeren’s name is so intimately connected. This tribute serves to highlight the varied approaches to the study of argumentation and is destined to inspire researchers to advance scholarship in the field far into the future.

Replete with contributions from highly-esteemed academics in argumentation study, chapters in this volume address such topics as:

*Pragma-dialectic versus epistemic theories of arguing and arguments;

*Pragma-dialectics and self-advocacy in physician-patient interactions;

*The pragma-dialectical analysis of the ad hominem family;

*Rhetoric, dialectic, and the functions of argument; and

*The semantics of reasonableness.

As an exceptional volume and a fitting tribute, this work will be of interest to all argumentation scholars considering the astute insights and scholarly legacy of Frans van Eemeren.

Table of Contents

Contents: J. Biro, H. Siegel, Pragma-Dialectic Versus Epistemic Theories of Arguing and Arguments: Rivals or Partners? J.A. Blair, Pragma-Dialectics and pragma-dialectics. D. Brashers, L.S. Rintamaki, E. Hsieh, J. Peterson, Pragma-Dialectics and Self-Advocacy in Physician-Patient Interactions. M. Doury, Evaluating Analogy: Toward a Descriptive Approach to Argumentative Norms. M.A. Finocchiaro, Reflections on the Hyper Dialectical Definition of Argument. J.B. Freeman, A Place for Informal Logic Within Pragma-Dialectics. G.T. Goodnight, When Reasons Matter Most: Pragma-Dialectics and the Problem of Informed Consent. T. Govier, My Interlocutor. H.V. Hansen, Mill and Pragma-Dialectics. D. Hitchcock, The Pragma-Dialectical Analysis of the Ad Hominem Fallacy. S. Jacobs, S. Jackson, Derailments of Argumentation: It Takes Two to Tango. R.H. Johnson, The Ambiguous Relationship Between Pragma-Dialectics and Logic. F.J. Kauffeld, Pragma-Dialectic's Appropriation of Speech Act Theory. M. Kienpointer, How to Present Fallacious Messages Persuasively: The Case of the "Nigeria Spam Letters". L.I. Komlósi, Hidden Effects of Presumptive Arguments on Argument Assessment Strategies. E.C.W. Krabbe, Logic and Games. M. Leff, Rhetoric, Dialectic, and the Functions of Argument. A.M. Vicuña, C. López, The Pragma-Dialectic Ideal of Reasonableness and an Education for Critical Thinking and for the Building of a Moral Community. B. Mral, Gender Aspects Concerning the Concept of "Strategic Maneuvering". D.J. O'Keefe, Pragma-Dialectics and Persuasion Effects Research. C. Plantin, On Casting Doubt: The Dialectical Aspect of Normative Rules in Argumentation. E. Rigotti, A. Rocci, S. Greco, The Semantics of Reasonableness. T.P. Tretyakova, Discourse Linguistics and Argumentation as Open Systems. D. Walton, D.M. Godden, The Impact of Argumentation on Artificial Intelligence. J. Woods, Pragma-Dialectics: A Retrospective. D. Zarefsky, The Ten Rules of Pragma-Dialectics and Validity in Argumentation.

Subject Categories

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies