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Argumentation Library

Reasonableness and Effectiveness in Argumentative Discourse

Fifty Contributions to the Development of Pragma-Dialectics

Authors: van Eemeren, Frans H.

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  • Gather the insights gained in 30 years of ongoing research on argumentative discourse
  • Reflects the life’s work of a prominent and leading figure in all areas of argumentation
  • Will especially be of value to scholars interested in the genesis of pragma-dialectical theory
  • Underscores the central importance of reasonableness and effectiveness in the theory of argumentation
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This volume presents 50 contributions on the themes of reasonableness and effectiveness and their connections, which are central issues in argumentation theory. It discusses van Eemeren’s views on the study of argumentation; the approach to argumentation adopted in pragma-dialectics; pragma-dialectical perspectives on the dialectical and pragmatic dimensions of argumentative discourse; the notion of strategic maneuvering; the pragma-dialectical method of analyzing argumentative discourse; the treatment of fallacies as violations of rules for critical discussion; pragma-dialectical views on context, the role of logic, verbal indicators of argumentative moves and argument schemes; and the process of writing and rewriting argumentative texts. The pragma-dialectical quantitative approach to empirical research on argumentative discourse is illustrated by reporting on selected, illustrative experimental studies, as well as qualitative studies of historical cases.

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“The book under review … is the first publication to allow us a glimpse into the workshop of pragma-dialectics in its full glory. … there is no place like this book for academics and practitioners to appreciate the enormous richness of the pragmadialectical research program in all its different phases and facets.” (Fernando Leal, Argumentation, Vol. 30, 2016)


Table of contents (51 chapters)

Table of contents (51 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37373-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reasonableness and Effectiveness in Argumentative Discourse
Book Subtitle
Fifty Contributions to the Development of Pragma-Dialectics
Authors
Series Title
Argumentation Library
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20955-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20955-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20954-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37373-7
Series ISSN
1566-7650
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 904
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations
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