Controversy and Confrontation

Relating controversy analysis with argumentation theory

| University of Amsterdam
| University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027218865 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027290878 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
The essays that are collected in Controversy and Confrontation provide a closer insight into the relationship between controversy and confrontation that deepens our understanding of the functioning of argumentative discourse in managing differences of opinion. Their authors stem from two backgrounds. First, the controversy scholars Dascal, Marras, Euli, Regner, Ferreira, and Lessl discuss historical controversies in science, both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective; Saim concentrates on a historical controversy; Fritz provides a historical perspective on controversies by analyzing communication principles. Second the argumentation scholars Johnson, van Laar, van Eemeren, Garssen and Meuffels address theoretical or empirical aspects of argumentative confrontation; Aakhus and Vasilyeva examine argumentative discourse from the perspective of conversation analysis; Jackson analyzes argumentative confrontation in a recent debate between scientists and politicians. Last but not least, two contributors, Kutrovátz and Zemplén, make an attempt to bridge the study of historical controversy and the study of argumentation.
[Controversies, 6]  2008.  xiii, 278 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Controversy and confrontation in argumentative discourse
Frans H. van Eemeren and Bart Garssen
Dichotomies and types of debate
Marcelo Dascal †
Charles Darwin versus George Mivart: The role of polemics in science
Anna Carolina Regner
Scientific demarcation and metascience: The national academy of sciences on greenhouse warming and evolution
Thomas Lessl
Reforming the Jews, rejecting marginalization: The 1799 German debate on Jewish emancipation in its controversy context
Mirela Saim
Communication principles for controversies: A historical perspective
Gerd Fritz
On the role of pragmatics, rhetoric and dialectic in scientific controversies
Ademar Ferreira
A "dialectic ladder" of refutation and dissuasion
Cristina Marras and Enrico Euli
Responding to objections
Ralph H. Johnson
Pragmatic inconsistency and credibility
Jan Albert van Laar
Reasonableness in confrontation: Empirical evidence concerning the assessment of ad hominem fallacies
Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen and Bert Meuffels
Managing disagreement in multiparty deliberation
Mark Aakhus and Alena L. Vasilyeva
Predicaments of politicization in the debate over abstinence-only sex education
Sally Jackson
Rhetoric of science, pragma-dialectics, and science studies
Gábor Kutrovátz
Scientific controversies and the pragma-dialectical model: Analysing a case study from the 1670s, the published part of the Newton-Lucas correspondence
Gábor Zemplén
Controversy and Confrontation is an ambitious cross-disciplinary work. [...] All in all, the result is an engaging piece of reading that reveals the impact that Van Eemeren and Grassen have had on argumentation theory generally. The inspiring contributions provide a good perspective for further research on argumentation theory as well as cognitive linguistics.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies


BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
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