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ERIC Number: ED234459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-15
Argument in Transition: Proceedings of the Summer Conference on Argumentation (3rd, Alta, Utah, July 28-31, 1983).
Zarefsky, David, Ed.; And Others
Prepared by scholars from across the United States, the more than 80 papers in this collection address new developments and recurrent problems in the theory, practice, criticism, and teaching of argumentation. The papers are organized according to 10 broad categories: argumentation theory, argumentation in special fields, political argumentation, public argumentation, forensics, value and policy debate, interpersonal argumentation, group communication, argumentation and conflict, and the practice and teaching of forensics. Specific topics discussed in the papers include the following: (1) Aristotle's indebtedness to the Sophists; (2) knowledge and argument; (3) argument-as-epistemic and the matter of unsolvable problems; (4) argument in modern economics; (5) moral argument in political history; (6) rhetoric in the human sciences; (7) technical writing as argumentation; (8) the American concept of progress in liberal argument; (9) creationism; (10) storytelling as a mode of moral argument; (11) conventional postulates of interpersonal argument; (12) interpersonal disagreement; (13) root metaphors and terministic screens; (14) value argumentation in a competitive setting; (15) "liberty,""order," and "public trust" in eighteenth century Anglo-Whiggism; and (16) the influence of the judge on the debate round. (FL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communication Research, Competition, Debate, Ethics, Group Dynamics, Higher Education, Intellectual History, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Persuasive Discourse, Politics, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods, Theories
Speech Communication Association, 5105 Backlick Rd., Suite E, Annandale, VA 22003 ($17.95 prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: American Forensic Association.
Authoring Institution: Speech Communication Association, Annandale, VA.