Argumentation in Practice

ORCID logoFrans H. van Eemeren | University of Amsterdam
Peter Houtlosser | University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027218827 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781588116161 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027294241 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
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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.
[Controversies, 2] 2005.  viii, 368 pp.
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies



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GTC: Communication studies

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LAN004000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
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