Controversy and Confrontation: Relating controversy analysis by Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen

By Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen

The essays which are accrued in Controversy and Confrontation supply a more in-depth perception into the connection among controversy and disagreement that deepens our knowing of the functioning of argumentative discourse in coping with changes of opinion. Their authors stem from backgrounds. First, the debate students Dascal, Marras, Euli, Regner, Ferreira, and Lessl talk about old controversies in technology, either from a theoretical and an empirical standpoint; Saim concentrates on a historic controversy; Fritz presents a ancient point of view on controversies by means of examining verbal exchange rules. moment the argumentation students Johnson, van Laar, van Eemeren, Garssen and Meuffels handle theoretical or empirical points of argumentative disagreement; Aakhus and Vasilyeva study argumentative discourse from the viewpoint of dialog research; Jackson analyzes argumentative disagreement in a up to date debate among scientists and politicians. final yet now not least, participants, Kutrovátz and Zemplén, make an try and bridge the examine of old controversy and the research of argumentation.

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Topic management). By looking at their context of application and justification, one obtains a more detailed picture of the way in which they are embedded in a historical form of life. Empirical research shows that communication principles are often fine-grained, context-specific, and controversial. 8 Van Eemeren cum suis generally conclude from their experimental research that ordinary arguers too consider the vast majority of the discussion moves to be unreasonable that are judged fallacious by pragma-dialectical standards.

Reasonableness in confrontation: Empirical evidence concerning the assessment of ad hominem fallacies. Ch. 11. H. van, Garssen, B. & Meuffels, B. (in press) Judgments on Fallacies. Systematic Empirical Research of the Conventional Validity of the Pragma-dialectical Discussion Rules. H. van & Grootendorst, R. (1992). Argumentation, Communication and Fallacies. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. H. van & Grootendorst, R. (2004). A Systematic Theory of Argumentation: The Pragma-Dialectical Approach.

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