A Systematic Theory of Argumentation

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A Systematic Theory of Argumentation

By Frans H. van Eemeren

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In this book two of the leading figures in argumentation theory present a view of argumentation as a means of resolving differences of opinion by testing the acceptability of the disputed positions. Their model of a 'critical discussion' serves as a theoretical tool for analysing, evaluating and producing argumentative discourse. They develop a method for the reconstruction of argumentative discourse that takes into account all aspects that are relevant to a critical assessment. They also propose a practical code of behaviour for discussants who want to resolve their differences in a reasonable way. This is a major contribution to the study of argumentation and will be of particular value to professionals and graduate students in speech communication, informal logic, rhetoric, critical thinking, linguistics, and philosophy.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> General

A Systematic Theory of Argumentation
The pragma-dialectical approach
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 11/17/03
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511162456
ISBN 13: 9780511162459
Print ISBN: 9780521830751

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