Fundamentals of Argumentation Theory: A Handbook of Historical Backgrounds and Contemporary Developments

Fundamentals of Argumentation Theory: A Handbook of Historical Backgrounds and Contemporary Developments

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by Frans H. van Eemeren, David Zarefsky, Charles A. Willard, Ralph H. Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805818618

ISBN-13: 9780805818611

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Argumentation theory is a distinctly multidisciplinary field of inquiry. It draws its data, assumptions, and methods from disciplines as disparate as formal logic and discourse analysis, linguistics and forensic science, philosophy and psychology, political science and education, sociology and law, and rhetoric and artificial intelligence. This presents the growing

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Argumentation theory is a distinctly multidisciplinary field of inquiry. It draws its data, assumptions, and methods from disciplines as disparate as formal logic and discourse analysis, linguistics and forensic science, philosophy and psychology, political science and education, sociology and law, and rhetoric and artificial intelligence. This presents the growing group of interested scholars and students with a problem of access, since it is even for those active in the field not common to have acquired a familiarity with relevant aspects of each discipline that enters into this multidisciplinary matrix. This book offers its readers a unique comprehensive survey of the various theoretical contributions which have been made to the study of argumentation. It discusses the historical works that provide the background to the field and all major approaches and trends in contemporary research.

Argument has been the subject of systematic inquiry for twenty-five hundred years. It has been graced with theories, such as formal logic or the legal theory of evidence, that have acquired a more or less settled provenance with regard to specific issues. But there has been nothing to date that qualifies as a unified general theory of argumentation, in all its richness and complexity. This being so, the argumentation theorist must have access to materials and methods that lie beyond his or her "home" subject. It is precisely on this account that this volume is offered to all the constituent research communities and their students. Apart from the historical sections, each chapter provides an economical introduction to the problems and methods that characterize a given part of the contemporary research program. Because the chapters are self-contained, they can be consulted in the order of a reader's interests or research requirements. But there is value in reading the work in its entirety. Jointly authored by the very people whose research has done much to define the current state of argumentation theory and to point the way toward more general and unified future treatments, this book is an impressively authoritative contribution to the field.

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ISBN-13:
9780805818611
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2Analytic, Dialectic, and Rhetoric29
3Analysis of Fallacies, Controversy, and Discussion51
4Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca's New Rhetoric93
5Toulmin's Model of Argumentation129
6Informal Logic and Critical Thinking163
7Communication and Rhetoric189
8Fallacies and Formal Logic213
9Dialogue Logic and Formal Dialectics246
10Pragma-Dialectics and Critical Discussion274
11Language-Oriented Approaches to Argumentation312
12Other Significant Developments340
Classified Bibliography357
References361
Author Index397
Subject Index407

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Fundamentals of Argumentation Theory: A Handbook of Historical Backgrounds and Contemporary Developments 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On the book argumentation under this one. Its pretty good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me too.