Traditions of Controversy

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| Tel Aviv University
| National Taiwan University
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Controversies may be particularly prominent in one or another culture. Yet, there is hardly any culture where they do not exist. This book assumes that the practice of controversy, along with its theorization, constitutes – in each of the cultures and disciplines where it develops – a tradition. Whether there are enough shared elements in these traditions to consider them as, fundamentally, universal or not is something that can only be determined on the basis of a rich sample of controversies and theorizations thereof belonging to different traditions. This is what this volume provides to the reader. By presenting side by side controversies from the East and from the West, from the ancient past up to the present, from different domains of scholarship and action, the reader is in a position not only to admire the widespread nature, role, and richness of the phenomenon, but also to begin to evaluate its variety as well as universality. While the editors have purposefully avoided comparative studies of traditions of controversy, in order to focus on each tradition so to speak from its practitioners’ point of view, some of the chapters take a bird’s eye view and exemplify how such studies can be systematically conducted. In a world that is globalizing itself at a fast pace, the awareness of the multiplicity of traditions of controversy is fundamental for ensuring both that the integration of the various perspectives is harmonious and that each one of them is granted its place in a plural universe.
[Controversies, 4]  2007.  xvi, 310 pp.
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Table of Contents
Crossing borderlines: Traditions, disciplines, and controversies
Marcelo Dascal and Han-liang Chang
ix–xvi
Part I. Ancient traditions: East and West
1
Towards a taxonomy of controversies and controversiality: Ancient Greece and China
Geoffrey Lloyd
3–15
Controversy in Jewish law: The Talmud's attitude to controversy
Hanina Ben Menahem
17–62
Debates and rhetoric in Sumer
Simonetta Ponchia
63–83
Persuasion in the Pre-Qin China: The Great Debate revisited
Han-liang Chang
85–100
'In proper form': Xunzi's theory of xinger
Peng Yi
101–123
The right, duty and pleasure of debating in Western culture
Adelino Cattani
125–138
Part II. Medieval and Early Modern traditions: Logic, dialectic, and rhetoric in controversy
139
The medieval disputatio
Olga Weijers
141–149
Disputing about disputing: The medieval procedure of positio and its role in a dispute over the nature of logic and the foundations of metaphysics
Christopher J. Martin
151–164
Antibarabarous contra pseudophilosophers: Metaphors in an early modern controversy
Cristina Marras
165–179
Dialectics, topology and practical philosophy in early modern times
Merio Scattola
181–206
Part III. Modern traditions: The rise of scientific disciplines
207
Legal controversy vs. scientific and philosophical controversies
João Lopes Alves
209–222
The controversy over the foundation of sociology and its object: Simmel's form versus Durkheim's collectivity
Amos Morris-Reich
223–247
Controversies about politeness
Chaoqun Xie
249–266
Controversies over controversies: An ontological perspective on the place of controversy in current historiography
Ofer Gal
267–279
Traditions of controversy and conflict resolution: Can past approaches help to solve present conflicts?
Marcelo Dascal
281–295
About the contributors
297–300
Index
301–309
“By presenting side by side controversies from the East and from the West, from anxient to the modern traditions, from different fields and disciplines, Traditions and Controversy not only introduces the richness of the phenomenon, but also opens one's eyes to the complicated relativity and universality therein.”
Subjects

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN015000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Rhetoric
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007025142
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