Pondering on Problems of Argumentation

Twenty Essays on Theoretical Issues

  • Frans H. van Eemeren
  • Bart Garssen

Part of the Argumentation Library book series (ARGA, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Argumentative Strategies

  3. Norms of Reasonableness and Fallaciousness

  4. Types of Argument and Argument Schemes

  5. Structure of Argumentation

  6. Rules for Advocacy and Discussion

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 299-304

About this book


Pondering on Problems of Argumentation is a collection of twenty essays brought together for anyone who is interested in theoretical issues in the study of argumentation. This collection of papers gives the reader an insightful and balanced view of the kind of theoretical issues argumentation theorists are currently concerned with. Because most of the perspectives on argumentation that are en vogue are represented, this volume provides a multidisciplinary and even interdisciplinary outlook on the current state of affairs in argumentation theory. Some of the contributions in Pondering on Problems of Argumentation deal with problems of argumentation that have been recognized as theoretical issues for a considerable time, like the problems of fallaciousness and identifying argumentation structures. Other contributions discuss issues that have become a focus of attention only recently or regained their prominence, such as the relationship between dialectic and rhetoric, and the strategic use of the argumentative technique of dissociation. In five separate sections papers are included dealing with argumentative strategies, problems of norms of reasonableness and fallaciousness, types of argument and argument schemes the structure of argumentation and rules for advocacy and discussion.



Argumentation Theory dialectical profiles discourse informal logic issue linguistic indicators linguists pragma-dialectics

Editors and affiliations

  • Frans H. van Eemeren
    • 1
  • Bart Garssen
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Of Speech Communications, Argumentation Theory and RhetoricUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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