Argumentation Library

Giving Reasons

A Linguistic-Pragmatic Approach to Argumentation Theory

Authors: Bermejo Luque, Lilian

  • Provides Argumentation Theory with a new, linguistic approach
  • Integrates argumentation’s logical, dialectical and rhetorical dimensions
  • Solves challenging meta-theoretical questions, e.g. the justification problem
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This book provides a new, linguistic approach to Argumentation Theory. Its main goal is to integrate the logical, dialectical and rhetorical dimensions of argumentation in a model providing a unitary treatment of its justificatory and persuasive powers. This model takes as its basis Speech Acts Theory in order to characterize argumentation as a second-order speech act complex. The result is a systematic and comprehensive theory of the interpretation, analysis and evaluation of arguments. This theory sheds light on the many faces of argumentative communication: verbal and non-verbal, monological and dialogical, literal and non-literal, ordinary and specialized.
The book takes into consideration the major current comprehensive accounts of good argumentation (Perelman’s New Rhetoric, Pragma-dialectics, the ARG model, the Epistemic Approach) and shows that these accounts have fundamental weaknesses rooted in their instrumentalist conception of argumentation as an activity oriented to a goal external to itself. Furthermore, the author addresses some challenging meta-theoretical questions such as the justification problem for Argumentation Theory models and the relationship between reasoning and arguing.

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“Bermejo-Luque’s book Giving Reasons has the ambition of developing a new theoretical approach to argumentation that integrates logical, dialectical and rhetorical aspects. The author uses speech act theory to realize her ideal of ‘a linguistic-pragmatic approach’ to argumentation. … provide a coherent, systematic and comprehensive model for argument analysis and evaluation which overcomes the shortcomings of the current models and approaches to argumentation. … Giving Reasons will be of interest to argumentation theorists, as it raises some important issues.” (C. Andone, Argumentation, Vol. 26, 2012)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Argumentation and Its Study

    Bermejo-Luque, Lilian

    Pages 1-15

  • Why Do We Need a New Theory of Argumentation?

    Bermejo-Luque, Lilian

    Pages 17-51

  • Acts of Arguing

    Bermejo-Luque, Lilian

    Pages 53-80

  • The Logical Dimension of Argumentation

    Bermejo-Luque, Lilian

    Pages 81-116

  • The Dialectical Dimension of Argumentation

    Bermejo-Luque, Lilian

    Pages 117-137

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1761-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1760-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3784-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Giving Reasons
Book Subtitle
A Linguistic-Pragmatic Approach to Argumentation Theory
Authors
Series Title
Argumentation Library
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1761-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1761-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1760-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3784-6
Series ISSN
1566-7650
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 209
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