Controversy and Confrontation: Relating controversy analysis with argumentation theory

Controversy and Confrontation: Relating controversy analysis with argumentation theory

by Frans H. van Eemeren
     
 

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,…  See more details below

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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.

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Anna Kuzio
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027218865
Publisher:
Benjamins, John Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/17/2008
Series:
Controversies Series
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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