Editor: Frans H. van Eemeren, University of Amsterdam
Editor: Peter Houtlosser, University of Amsterdam
Hardback: ISBN: 1588116166 Pages: viii, 368 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Hardback: ISBN: 902721882X Pages: viii, 368 Price: Europe EURO 125.00
Since the late 1950s the study of argumentation has developed from a marginal part of logic and rhetoric into a genuine interdisciplinary academic discipline. After having first been primarily concerned with creating an adequate philosophical perspective on argumentation, argumentation theorists have gradually shifted their focus of attention to a more immediate concern with the ins and outs of argumentative praxis. What exactly are the characteristics of situated argumentative discourse in different argumentative 'action types'? How is the discourse influenced by institutional and contextual constraints? In what way can prominent cases of argumentative discourse be fruitfully analysed? Argumentation in Practice aims to provide insight into some important facets of argumentative praxis and the different ways in which it can be approached. The first part of this volume, 'Conceptions of problems in argumentative practice', introduces useful theoretical perspectives. The second part, 'Empirical studies of argumentative practice', contains both empirical studies of a general kind and several types of specific case studies.
Table of contents
Introduction Frans H. van Eemeren and Peter Houtlosser 1-7 Part I. Forms and conceptions of argumentation 1. "The issue" in argumentative practice and theory Robert T. Craig and Karen Tracy 11-28 2. Hearing is believing: A perspective-dependent account of the fallacies Christopher W. Tindale 29-42 3. Let's talk: Emotion and the pragma-dialectic model Michael A. Gilbert 43-52 4. Indicators of dissociation M.A. van Rees 53-67 5. A collaborative model of argumentation in dyadic problem-solving interactions Matthieu Quignard 69-86 6. The argumentative dimension of discourse Ruth Amossy 87-98 7. Designing premises Jean Goodwin 99-114 8. On the pragmatics of argumentative discourse Lilit Brutian 115-123 9. From argument analysis to cultural keywords (and back again) Eddo Rigotti and Andrea Rocci 125-142 Part II. Empirical studies of argumentative practice 10. The accusation of amalgame as a meta-argumentative refutation Marianne Doury 145-161 11. Constructing the (imagined) antagonist in advertising argumentation Albert Atkin and John E. Richardson 163-180 12. Competing demands, multiple ideals, and the structure of argumentation practices: A pragma-dialectical analysis of televised town hall meetings following the murder trial of O.J. Simpson Harry Weger, Jr and Mark Aakhus 181-195 13. Arguments of victims: A case study of the Timothy McVeigh trial Janice Schuetz 197-214 14. Coductive and abductive foundations for sentimental arguments in politics Bruce E. Gronbeck 215-230 15. Reparations or separation? The rhetoric of racism in black and white Tom Farrell and Mark Lawrence McPhail 231-250 16. Discursive collisions: A reading of "Ellen's energy adventure" V. William Balthrop and Carole Blair 251-266 17. Aesthetic arguments and civil society Gerard A. Hauser 267-284 18. The use of arguments from perceived opposition in U.S. terrorism policy Carol Winkler 285-303 19. How could official speakers communicate reasonably with their king? Um Hoon 305-319 20. Argument density and argument diversity in the license applications of French provincial printers, 1669-1781 Jane McLeod and Hans V. Hansen 321-336 21. Inventional capacity Dale Hample 337-348 22. The conventional validity of the pragma-dialectal freedom rule Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen and Bert Meuffels 349-365 Index 367-368