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Topical Themes in Argumentation Theory

Twenty Exploratory Studies

Series: Argumentation Library, Vol. 22

van Eemeren, Frans H., Garssen, Bart (Eds.)

2012, X, 346 p.

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  • Highlights development in modern argumentation theory
  • Meticulous collection of work by leading scholars in the field
  • Provides an enlightening overview of the state of the art

Topical Themes in Argumentation Theory brings together twenty exploratory studies on important subjects of research in contemporary argumentation theory. The essays are based  on papers that were presented at the 7th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) in Amsterdam in June 2010. They give an impression of the nature and the variety of the kind of research that has recently been carried out in the study of argumentation.

The volume starts with three essays that provide stimulating theoretical perspectives on argumentation. Subsequently, some views are explained on the intriguing topics of ‘dissensus’ and ‘deep disagreement’. After a discussion of three different approaches to the treatment of types of argumentation some classical themes from antique argumentation theory are revisited. The new research area of visual argumentation is explored in the next part. The volume concludes with three reports of experimental studies concerning argumentative discourse.


Content Level » Research

Keywords » Argumentation Theory - Argumentation and Dissensus - Argumentative Structure - Argumentative Topoi - Aristotle and Contemporary Argumentation Theory - Conductive Pro - Contra Arguments - Costs and Benefits of Arguing - Cultural Diversity, Cognitive Breaks, and Deep Disagreement - Decision-Making in Aristotle's Rhetoric - Dialectic and Argumentation - Emotions' Impact on Audience Judgments - Ethos of Classical Rhetoric - Evaluating Pragmatic Argumentation - Extended Pragma-Dialectical Argumentation - Fallacious Uses of Arguments - Govier - Hamblin's Concept of Dialectical - Iconicity in Visual and Verbal Argumentation - Image, Evidence, Argument - Logic and Argumentation - Meta-Argumentation - Nature and Purpose of Dialectic - Pragma-Dialectical Perspective - Refutation and Confirmation - Rhetoric and Argumentation - Rhetorical Argument - Types of Argumentation - Visual Argumentation - Visual Tropes and Figures - Wellman - Wittgenstein's Influence on Hamblin's Concept of Dialectical

Related subjects » Linguistics - Logic & Philosophy of Language - Philosophy

Table of contents 

Introduction: Some Highlights in Recent Theorizing; Frans H. van Eemeren and Bart Garssen.- Part I: Theoretical Perspectives.- 1. Rhetorical Argument; James F. Klumpp.- 2. Meta-Argumentation: Prolegomena to a Dutch Project; Maurice A. Finocchiaro.- 3. Wittgenstein’s Influence on Hamblin’s Concept of “Dialectical”; Ralph H. Johnson.- Part II: Views on Dissensus and Deep Disagreement.- 4. Can Argumentation Really Deal with Dissensus?; James B. Freeman.- 5. The Appeal for Transcendence: A Possible Response to Cases of Deep Disagreement; David Zarefsky.- 6. Cultural Diversity, Cognitive Breaks, and Deep Disagreement: Polemic Argument; Manfred Kraus.- Part III: Types of Argumentation.- 7. When Figurative Analogies Fail: Fallacious Uses of Arguments from Analogy; Manfred Kienpointner.- 8. Wellman and Govier on Weighing Considerations in Conductive Pro and Contra Arguments; Thomas Fischer.- 9. Evaluating Pragmatic Argumentation: A Pragma-Dialectical Perspective;  Constanza Ihnen Jory.- Part IV: Classical Themes Revisited.- 10. The Nature and Purpose of Dialectic: Aristotle and Contemporary Argumentation Theory; Marta Spranzi.- 11. The Ethos of Classical Rhetoric: from Epieikeia to Auctorias; Janja Žmavc.- 12. The Emotions’ Impact on Audience Judgments and Decision-Making in Aristotle’s Rhetoric; Andreas Welzel and Christopher W. Tindale.- 13. Argumentative Topoi for Refutation and Confirmation; Anders Eriksson.- Part V: Visual Argumentation.- 14. Image, Evidence, Argument; Ian J. Dove.- 15. Visual Tropes and Figures as Visual Argumentation; Jens E. Kjeldsen.- 16. Iconicity in Visual and Verbal Argumentation; Paul van den Hoven.- 17. Visual Argumentation: A Reappraisal; Georges Roque.- Part VI: Empirical Research.- 18. The Argumentative Structure of some Persuasive Appeal Variations; Daniel J. O’Keefe.- 19. The Costs and Benefits of Arguing: Predicting the Decision Whether to Engage or Not; Dale Hample, Fabio Paglieri and Ling Na.- 20. The Extended Pragma-Dialectical Argumentation Theory Empirically Interpreted; Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen and Bert Meuffels.- List of Contributors.

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