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Argumentation Library

Narration as Argument

Editors: Olmos, Paula (Ed.)

  • First English book to take a panoramic approach to the argumentative quality of narratives
  • Discusses whether and up to what point narratives may have some argumentative quality or function
  • Brings together academics from Argumentation and Literary Studies, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Language
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About this book

This book presents reflections on the relationship between narratives and argumentative discourse. It focuses on their functional and structural similarities or dissimilarities, and offers diverse perspectives and conceptual tools for analyzing the narratives’ potential power for justification, explanation and persuasion. Divided into two sections, the first Part, under the title “Narratives as Sources of Knowledge and Argument”, includes five chapters addressing rather general, theoretical and characteristically philosophical issues related to the argumentative analysis and understanding of narratives. We may perceive here how scholars in Argumentation Theory have recently approached certain topics that have a close connection with mainstream discussions in epistemology and the cognitive sciences about the justificatory potential of narratives. The second Part, entitled “Argumentative Narratives in Context”, brings us six more chapters that concentrate on either particular functions played by argumentatively-oriented narratives or particular practices that may benefit from the use of special kinds of narratives. Here the focus is either on the detailed analysis of contextualized examples of narratives with argumentative qualities or on the careful understanding of the particular demands of certain well-defined situated activities, as diverse as scientific theorizing or war policing, that may be satisfied by certain uses of narrative discourse.

About the authors

Dr. Paula Olmos has been based as a researcher in Philosophy and Classical Studies in several Spanish academic centres (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) and is now Lecturer at the Department of Linguistics, Logic and Philosophy of Science (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Her research lines include different aspects of the History of Logic, Argumentation and Rhetoric as well as the contemporary Theory of Argumentation, in which she takes a rhetorical stance. She has published papers on these issues in journals like Informal Logic, Theoria, Renaissance Studies, Argumentation or Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, as well as contributions in collective volumes published by Springer, Logos Verlag, ETS (Pisa), Leiden University Press, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Trotta or Southern Illinois University Press, among others. She is the author of a monographic volume on the Spanish sixteen-century philosopher Pedro Simón Abril (CSIC, 2010), editor of the collections of essays Greek Science in the Long Run (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), and co-editor, of the collective volumes Compendio de Lógica, Argumentación y Retórica (Trotta, 2011, 22012, 32016), Imaginarios científicos. Conocimiento, narraciones y utopias (Ediciones Clásicas, 2015), De la demostración a la argumentación. Ensayos en honor de Luis Vega (Publicaciones UAM, 2015).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Narratives, Narrating, Narrators

    Olmos, Paula

    Pages 1-8

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  • Narratives and the Concept of Argument

    Tindale, Christopher

    Pages 11-30

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  • Arguing with Stories

    Bex, Floris (et al.)

    Pages 31-45

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  • Narrative Fiction as a Source of Knowledge

    Green, Mitchell

    Pages 47-61

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  • Analogy, Supposition, and Transcendentality in Narrative Argument

    Plumer, Gilbert

    Pages 63-81

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narration as Argument
Editors
  • Paula Olmos
Series Title
Argumentation Library
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56883-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56883-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56882-9
Series ISSN
1566-7650
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 234
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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