Dale Hample: Interpersonal Arguing
Dale Hample’s newest book on argumentation, “Interpersonal Arguing,” provides both novice and senior argumentation scholars a clear summary (mostly) of the lines of argument research Hample has pursued throughout his career. To be sure, others have contributed to our understanding of the way people reason with each other in dyads or small groups, yet, the reader can only be impressed by the depth and breadth of Dr. Hample’s work on this important topic. Each chapter lays out an issue of research related to interpersonal argument to which Hample, or his students and close colleagues have made important contributions. The result offers anyone interested in interpersonal argumentation a strong foundation of many of today’s fundamental themes in the field.
Chapter 1 begins by rejecting the colloquial meaning of the word “argument” which connotes expressions of anger or heated exchanges in favor of the more conventional academic meaning denoting an exchange of reasons between people. Rather...
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