Crucial Concepts in Argumentation Theory / Edition 1

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Crucial Concepts in Argumentation Theory is a collection of essays that discuss a series of important issues in the study of argumentation. The essays describe the concepts that are crucial to argumentational research and the various ways these concepts have been approached. The essays explore such issues as points of view, unexpressed premises, argument schemes, argumentation structures, fallacies, argument interpretation and reconstruction, and argumentation in law. Each of the essays provides interested readers with an overview of the literature that can serve as a point of departure for further study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789053565230
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 239
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9
1 The State of the Art in Argumentation Theory 11
2 Points of View 27
Different Approaches to Points of View 28
Starting Points for Further Research 42
3 Unexpressed Premises 51
The Traditional Approaches 52
The Deductive-Inductive Distinction 55
The Nature of the Unexpressed Premise 61
The Role of Context 68
Argument Schemes 72
4 Argument Schemes 81
Argument Schemes and Finding Arguments 82
Argument Schemes and the Evaluation of Argumentation 86
Argument Schemes and the Description of Argumentative Discourse 93
5 Argumentation Structures 101
Historical Overview 102
Current Approaches 111
Methods of Analysis in Doubtful Cases 124
6 Fallacies 135
Brief History of the Study of Fallacies 136
Modern Theoretical Approaches to the Fallacies 149
7 Argument Interpretation and Reconstruction 165
Argument Interpretation 166
Argument Reconstruction 177
8 Argumentation in the Field of Law 201
Different Approach to Legal Argumentation 203
Topics in the Research of Legal Argumentation 209
Index of Names 227
Index of Terms 230
The Contributors 237
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