Reconstructing Argumentative Discourse / Edition 1

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Communications scholars from the University of Amsterdam and of Arizona analyze argumentation in ordinary disputes. They present an ideal model, and show how it works in an ideal situation, such as a dispute about the merits of two opposing cases. Then they start looking at the real world: ordinary conversation, third- party mediation, religious confrontations, cases in which at least one of the participants is not looking for resolution, and so on. Accessible to nonspecialists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817306977
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: Studies in Rhetoric and Communication
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.23 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Reconciling Descriptive and Normative Insights 1
Speech Act Rules
Interactional Principles of Cooperation and Alignment
Four Core Commitments in the Study of Argumentation
Speech Acts and the Four Core Commitments
2 A Starting Point for Normative Description 20
Five Components of the Study of Argumentation
An Ideal Model of Argumentative Discourse
Higher-Order Conditions
Ideal Model and Actual Practice
3 Principles and Procedures for Normative Reconstruction 37
Normative Reconstruction
Interpretive Problems in Reconstruction
Approaches to Analysis and Reconstruction
4 Dialectical Reconstruction 60
Reconstruction Transformations
An Extended Example
The Analytic Overview
5 The Pragmatic Organization of Conversational Argument 91
Normative and Naive Reconstruction
Virtual Standpoints and Disagreement Space
Hierarchical Organization of Standpoints
Felicity Conditions and "Issue Structure" in Argumentation
Case Study: Responses to an Editorial Opinion
6 Mediation as Critical Discussion 117
Third Party Dispute Mediation
Engineering Solutions in Discourse
7 Failures in Higher Order Conditions in the Organization of Witnessing and Heckling Episodes 142
Fields of Argumentation
Witnessing and Heckling
Standpoints and Perspectives
Reflexive Structuring of Confrontation
8 Directions for Elaboration of the Model 170
Implications for Philosophical Concepts of Reasonableness
Implications for Normative Models
Implications for Analytic Methods
Implications for Empirical Description
Implications for Practical Research
References 185
Index 193
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