Controversy and Confrontation: Relating controversy analysis by Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen

By Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen

The essays which are gathered in Controversy and Confrontation offer a better perception into the connection among controversy and war of words that deepens our knowing of the functioning of argumentative discourse in dealing with changes of opinion. Their authors stem from backgrounds. First, the debate students Dascal, Marras, Euli, Regner, Ferreira, and Lessl speak about old controversies in technological know-how, either from a theoretical and an empirical point of view; Saim concentrates on a historic controversy; Fritz presents a ancient point of view on controversies via interpreting communique rules. moment the argumentation students Johnson, van Laar, van Eemeren, Garssen and Meuffels tackle theoretical or empirical elements of argumentative war of words; Aakhus and Vasilyeva learn argumentative discourse from the point of view of dialog research; Jackson analyzes argumentative war of words in a contemporary debate among scientists and politicians. final yet no longer least, participants, Kutrovátz and Zemplén, make an try and bridge the examine of old controversy and the research of argumentation.

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Controversy and confrontation in argumentative discourse  Dascal, M. (2001). How rational can a polemic across the analytic-continental ‘divide’ be? International Journal of Philosophical Studies 9(3), 313–339. Dascal, M. (2007). Traditions of controversy and conflict resolution.  Chang (Eds). Traditions of Controversy. Amsterdam/Philadephia: John Benjamins. Dascal, M. (this volume). Dichotomies and types of debate. Ch. 2. H. van, Garssen, B. & Meuffels, B. (this volume). Reasonableness in confrontation: Empirical evidence concerning the assessment of ad hominem fallacies.

Van & Grootendorst, R. (1992). Argumentation, Communication and Fallacies. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. H. van & Grootendorst, R. (2004). A Systematic Theory of Argumentation: The Pragma-Dialectical Approach. : Cambridge University Press. H. van & Houtlosser, P. (1999). William the Silent’s argumentative discourse. H.  Willard (Eds), Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (organized by ISSA at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, June 16–19, 1998).

Most controversy scholars who would like to connect communication studies and argumentation theory with their studies refer to the rhetorical perspective, but several of them also mention dialectic and pragmatic angles. Ferreira (chapter 7) is one of the authors who want to utilize all three of them. In order to account . It seems worthwhile to consider the “deep disagreements” or “standoffs” that sometimes seem to prevent controversies from being open to constructive conflict management in relationship with the application of such basic principles of communication and argumentation and the “higher order” conditions (van Eemeren & Grootendorst 2004: 189–190) presumed to be fulfilled when they are applied.

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