Argumentation Library

Argument Structure:

Representation and Theory

Authors: Freeman, James B.

  • Offers comprehensive dialectical theory representing argument structures incorporating Toulmin model insights
  • Includes an account of the proper reconstruction of enthymemes
  • Defends the linked-convergent distinction in depth, responding to virtually all recent critics in journals and proceedings
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This monograph presents a method of diagramming argument macrostructure, synthesizing the standard circle and arrow approach with the Toulmin model. A theoretical justification of this method through a dialectical understanding of argument, a critical examination of Toulmin on warrants, and a thorough discussion of the linked-convergent distinction follows. Discussion includes consideration of alternative understandings of  argument structure and its representation presented in Wigmore’s chart method, Pollock’s inference graphs, and the pragma-dialectical approach to argumentation. An account of the proper reconstruction of enthymemes and issues at the border of structural analysis versus evaluation of arguments conclude the book.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • An Approach to Argument Macrostructure

    Freeman, James B.

    Pages 1-38

  • The Dialectical Nature of Argument

    Freeman, James B.

    Pages 39-58

  • Toulmin’s Problematic Notion of Warrant

    Freeman, James B.

    Pages 59-88

  • The Linked-Convergent Distinction—A First Approximation

    Freeman, James B.

    Pages 89-105

  • Argument Structure and Disciplinary Perspective: The Linked-Convergent Versus Multiple-Co-ordinatively Compound Distinctions

    Freeman, James B.

    Pages 107-128

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0356-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3553-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Argument Structure:
Book Subtitle
Representation and Theory
Authors
Series Title
Argumentation Library
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0357-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0357-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0356-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3553-8
Series ISSN
1566-7650
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 214
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