A Systematic Theory of Argumentation: The pragma-dialectical approach

A Systematic Theory of Argumentation: The pragma-dialectical approach

By: Rob Grootendorst (author), Frans H. van Eemeren (author)Paperback

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In this book two of the leading figures in argumentation theory present a view of argumentation as a means of resolving differences of opinion by testing the acceptability of the disputed positions. Their model of a 'critical discussion' serves as a theoretical tool for analysing, evaluating and producing argumentative discourse. They develop a method for the reconstruction of argumentative discourse that takes into account all aspects that are relevant to a critical assessment. They also propose a practical code of behaviour for discussants who want to resolve their differences in a reasonable way. This is a major contribution to the study of argumentation and will be of particular value to professionals and graduate students in speech communication, informal logic, rhetoric, critical thinking, linguistics, and philosophy.

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1. Introduction; 2. The realm of argumentation studies; 3. A model of a critical discussion; 4. Relevance; 5. Analysis as reconstruction; 6. Rules for a critical discussion; 7. Fallacies; 8. A code of conduct for reasonable discussants.

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/11/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780521537728
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 226
  • ID: 9780521537728
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 052153772X

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