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Thu Jul 11 2002

Books: Discourse Analysis: Dialectic & Rhetoric

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Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 04:00:58 +0200 (METDST)
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Subject: Dialectic and Rhetoric edited by Frans H. van Eemeren & Peter Houtlosser

Dialectic and Rhetoric

The Warp and Woof of Argumentation Analysis edited by Frans H. van
Eemeren University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Peter Houtlosser
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


This volume discusses two distinct perspectives on the analysis of
argumentative discourse: the dialectical and the rhetorical
perspective. Both theoretical approaches have a long and eminent
history, which is also complex. After their first development in
Antiquity, remarkable changes have taken place in the way in which
dialectic and rhetoric, and their relationship, have been viewed. This
volume intends to open a thorough discussion of the two approaches,
their commonalities and differences, and the ways in which, in some
combination or other, they can be used to further the development of
sound analytic tools for dealing with argumentation.

Dialectic and Rhetoric: The Warp and Woof of Argumentation Analysis
contains essays by prominent scholars in dialetic and rhetoric:
J.A.E. Bons, Frans H. van Eemeren, Jean Goodwin, Hanns Hohmann, Peter
Houtlosser, Scott Jacobs, Erik C.W. Krabbe, Fred J. Kauffeld, Michael
Leff, and Edward Schlappa. All authors explain certain views on the
role that dialetic and rhetoric can play, alone or in combination, in
conceptualizing and analyzing argumentative discourse. The collection
of essays as a whole is meant to be an inspiration to all those
interested in improving the quality of the analysis of argumentative


Preface. 1. And Always the Twain Shall Meet; F.H. van Eemeren,
P. Houtlosser. 2. Reasonable Argument Before Aristotle: The Roots of
the Enthymeme; J.A.E. Bons. 3. Meeting in the House of Callias: an
Historical Perspective on Rhetoric and Dialectic;
E.C.W. Krabbe. 4. Rhetoric and Dialectic: Some Historical and Legal
Perspectives; H. Hohmann. 5. The Relation Between Dialectic and
Rhetoric in a Classical and a Modern Perspective; M. Leff. 6.
Evaluating Argumentative Discourse from a Rhetorical Perspective:
Defining `Person' and `Human Life' in Constitutional Disputes over
Abortion; E. Schiappa. 7. Designing Issues; J. Goodwin. 8. Pivotal
Issues and Norms in Rhetorical Theories of Argumentation;
F.J. Kauffeld. 9. Messages, Functional Contexts, and Categories of
Fallacy: Some Dialectical and Rhetorical Considerations;
S. Jacobs. 10. Strategic Maneuvering: Maintaining a Delicate Balance;
F.H. van Eemeren, P. Houtlosser. The Contributors. Index of Names.

Hardbound, ISBN 1-4020-0703-5, June 2002, 176 pp.
EUR 75.00 / USD 69.00 / GBP 47.00

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