Controversies | Ethics and Interdisciplinarity

Controversy is a ubiquitous phenomenon in human theoretical and practical life. It manifests itself in various forms, ranging from virulent polemics to polite and well-ordered discussion. It expresses dissent, and may either lead to irreconcilable conflict or pave the way to conflict resolution. It occurs in private and everyday social life, in the courtroom and in politics, as well as in science, the arts, philosophy, and theology. Wherever it occurs, controversy sharpens critical thinking and prevents mental and social stagnation. Rather than a peripheral phenomenon, controversy is the engine of intellectual and practical progress.

The proper study of controversy is inevitably interdisciplinary, requiring the cooperation of practitioners of the art of controversy as well as of researchers in conflict resolution, mediation, diplomacy, communication, linguistics, logic, rhetoric, history, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, etc. The book series is predicated upon the belief that interdisciplinary research is a must in the investigation of complex phenomena such as controversy, and that it is feasible, even though it is not easy to achieve.

Controversies includes studies in the theory of controversy or any of its salient aspects, studies of the history of controversy forms and their evolution, case-studies of particular historical or current controversies in any field or period, edited collections of documents of a given controversy or a family of related controversies, and other controversy-focused books. The series also acts as a forum for ‘agenda-setting’ debates, where prominent discussants of current controversial issues take part. Since controversy involves necessarily dialogue, manuscripts focusing exclusively on one position will not be considered.

ISSN 1574-1583
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/cvs
Board
Editor
Giovanni Scarafile | University of Pisa
Founding Editor
Marcelo Dascal † | Tel Aviv University
Advisory Board
Jens Allwood | University of Gothenburg
Han-liang Chang | National Taiwan University
Frans H. van Eemeren | University of Amsterdam
Adriano Fabris | University of Pisa
Gerd Fritz | University of Giessen
Thomas Gloning | University of Giessen
Alan G. Gross | University of Minnesota
Geoffrey Lloyd | Cambridge University
Kuno Lorenz | University of Saarbrücken
Yaron M. Senderowicz | Tel Aviv University
Ruth Wodak | Lancaster University & University Vienna
Chaoqun Xie | Zhejiang International Studies University
Ghil'ad Zuckermann | University of Adelaide
Volumes
16
Edited by Jens Allwood, Olga Pombo, Clara Renna and Giovanni Scarafile
2020. vi, 279 pp.
15
Edited by Adriano Fabris and Giovanni Scarafile
2019. xiv, 305 pp.
14
Gerd Fritz, Thomas Gloning and Juliane Glüer
2018. vii, 346 pp.
13
Edited by Pierluigi Barrotta and Giovanni Scarafile
2018. viii, 198 pp.
12
Jesús Navarro
2017. xviii, 225 pp.
11
Edited by Marcelo Dascal † and Victor D. Boantza
2011. vi, 287 pp.
10
Edited by Oscar Nudler
2011. vi, 187 pp.
9
Marta Spranzi
2011. xii, 239 pp.
8
Yaron M. Senderowicz
2010. xi, 235 pp.
7
Edited by Marcelo Dascal †
2010. xvi, 359 pp.
6
Edited by Frans H. van Eemeren and Bart Garssen
2008. xiii, 278 pp.
5
Douglas N. Walton
2007. xviii, 308 pp.
4
Edited by Marcelo Dascal † and Han-liang Chang
2007. xvi, 310 pp.
3
Shai Frogel
2005. x, 156 pp.
2
Edited by Frans H. van Eemeren and Peter Houtlosser
2005. viii, 368 pp.
1
Edited by Pierluigi Barrotta and Marcelo Dascal †
2005. x, 411 pp.
Submission

The series welcomes manuscripts of any kind and disciplinary provenience devoted specifically to the study of controversy. These may be studies in the theory of controversy or any of its salient aspects, studies of the history of controversy forms and their evolution, case-studies of particular historical or current controversies in any field or period, edited collections of documents of a given controversy or a family of related controversies, edited proceedings of symposia where proponents of opposed views actually defend their views against each other’s objections, etc. The series will also act as a forum for "agenda-setting" debates, where prominent discussants of current controversial issues will take part. Since controversy involves necessarily dialogue, manuscripts focusing exclusively on one position will not be considered. Book proposals, preferably structured along the lines indicated in our Guidelines for Book Proposals, can be sent to the series editor, Giovanni Scarafile (giovanni.scarafile at unisalento.it).

Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Linguistics

Discourse studies

Philosophy

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