ERIC Number: ED224059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Advances in Argumentation Theory and Research.
Cox, J. Robert, Ed.; Willard, Charles Arthur, Ed.
The essays contained in this volume are attempts not merely to inventory recent developments and disputes in the field of argumentation but also to sharpen them by carrying them as far as current thinking permits. The 16 essays, which show that argumentation scholars are still far from united around a single theory, are divided into four sections. The first section covers conceptual foundations, including argument fields and bilaterality in argument and communication. Reasoning and reasonableness are discussed in part 2, in such essays as "Children's Arguments," and "Values and Beliefs as a Basis for Argumentation." Part 3 contains essays on methodological issues, such as conversational argument and modeling argument. The essays in part 4 discuss the uses of argument in philosophy and rhetoric, drama and literature, and the legal process. (HTH)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Language Usage, Persuasive Discourse, Philosophy, Rhetoric
Southern Illinois University Press, P. O. Box 3697, Carbondale, IL 62901 ($25.00 cloth).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Forensic Association.
Identifiers: Theory Development