Advances in Argumentation Theory and Research
- Publish Date: 1982-11-01
- Binding: Hardcover
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.