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Perspectives on Theory of Controversies and the Ethics of Communication

Explorations of Marcelo Dascal's Contributions to Philosophy

  • Dana Riesenfeld
  • Giovanni Scarafile

Part of the Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning book series (LARI, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Yaron Senderowicz
    Pages 19-28
  3. Markku Roinila
    Pages 49-57
  4. Eli Dresner, Susan C. Herring
    Pages 81-90
  5. Dana Riesenfeld
    Pages 91-99
  6. Ramon S. Capelle de Andrade, Mariana Claudia Broens, Itala M. Loffredo D’Ottaviano, Maria Eunice Quilici Gonzalez
    Pages 173-183
  7. Shahid Rahman
    Pages 185-198

About this book


Assembling an unprecedented range of considered responses to the noted contributions to philosophy made by Marcelo Dascal, this collection comprises the work of his many friends, colleagues and former students. Beginning with a series of articles on Dascal’s influential insights on philosophical controversy, this volume continues with explorations of Dascal’s celebrated scholarship on Liebnitz, before moving on to papers dealing with his philosophy of language, including interpretations by Dresner and Herring on the phenomenon of emoticons. Taken as a whole, they provide a compelling commentary on Dascal’s prolific and voluminous publications and include fresh perspectives on the theory of argumentation and the ethics of communication.  

The material collected here extends to political philosophy, such as Morris-Reich's paper exploring the ways in which German social scientists confront issues of antisemitism, the psychology of genius, and the origins of norms in society and culture. Much of the analysis is directly connected to, or influenced by, the philosophical themes, ideas and concepts developed throughout the years by Marcelo Dascal, while others have a looser connection to his work. All of them, however, attest to the remarkable and multifaceted philosophical persona of Marcelo Dascal, who is the guiding light of the rich conceptual dialogue running through this book. ​  


Controversy German Protestant Church Ethics of Communication Leibniz origin mathematics Marcelo Dascal Controversy Theory of Argumentation

Editors and affiliations

  • Dana Riesenfeld
    • 1
  • Giovanni Scarafile
    • 2
  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Department of HumanitiesUniversity of SalentoLecceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perspectives on Theory of Controversies and the Ethics of Communication
  • Book Subtitle Explorations of Marcelo Dascal's Contributions to Philosophy
  • Editors Dana Riesenfeld
    Giovanni Scarafile
  • Series Title Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning
  • Series Abbreviated Title Log., Argum. Ration.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-7130-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0119-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-7131-4
  • Series ISSN 2214-9120
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-9139
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 219
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Language
    Political Philosophy
    Theoretical Linguistics
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