Advances in Argumentation Theory and Research
Brand: Southern Illinois University Press

Advances in Argumentation Theory and Research

  • Publish Date: 1982-11-01
  • Binding: Hardcover

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For this volume the editors commissioned the top theorists in argumentation and human communication to submit essays in their areas of specialization.

Because there are sixteen essays contributed by twenty-one specialists, many points of view are represented in this volume; all of the essayists, however, look upon argumentation as a process of human communication, not a species of formal logic. These essayists see the function of argument as a method of attaining social knowledge. The editors have assembled this volume to make available the latest advances in argumentation; for scholars it serves as a state of the discipline report.

The editors have divided the book into four sections: Conceptual Foundations, Reasoning and Reasonableness, Methodological Issues, and Uses of Argument. Those contributing under the heading Conceptual Foundations are: Daniel J. OKeefe, Charles Arthur Willard, Ray D. Dearin, and Henry W. Johnstone, Jr.

Contributors to the Reasoning and Reasonableness section are: Ray E. McKerrow, Thomas B. Farrell, Barbara J. OKeefe, Pamela J. Benoit, Malcolm O. Sillars, and Patricia Ganer. Under Methodological Issues the contributors are: Scott Jacobs, Sally Jackson, V. William Balthrop, and Dale Hample. Contributors to Uses of Argument are: Ch. Perelman, E. Culpepper Clark, Robert P. Newman, Walter R. Fisher, Richard A. Filloy, and Richard D. Rieke. Reference list prepared by Glenda Rhodes and Jack Rhodes.

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