Topical Themes in Argumentation Theory

Twenty Exploratory Studies

  • Frans H. van Eemeren
  • Bart Garssen

Part of the Argumentation Library book series (ARGA, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen
    Pages 1-14
  3. Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. James F. Klumpp
      Pages 17-30
    3. Maurice A. Finocchiaro
      Pages 31-48
  4. Views on Dissensus and Deep Disagreement

  5. Types of Argumentation

  6. Classical Themes Revisited

  7. Visual Argumentation

  8. Empirical Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen, Bert Meuffels
      Pages 323-343
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 345-346

About this book


Topical Themes in Argumentation Theory brings together twenty exploratory studies on important subjects of research in contemporary argumentation theory. The essays are based  on papers that were presented at the 7th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) in Amsterdam in June 2010. They give an impression of the nature and the variety of the kind of research that has recently been carried out in the study of argumentation.

The volume starts with three essays that provide stimulating theoretical perspectives on argumentation. Subsequently, some views are explained on the intriguing topics of ‘dissensus’ and ‘deep disagreement’. After a discussion of three different approaches to the treatment of types of argumentation some classical themes from antique argumentation theory are revisited. The new research area of visual argumentation is explored in the next part. The volume concludes with three reports of experimental studies concerning argumentative discourse.


Argumentation Theory Argumentation and Dissensus Argumentative Structure Argumentative Topoi Aristotle and Contemporary Argumentation Theory Conductive Pro Contra Arguments Costs and Benefits of Arguing Cultural Diversity, Cognitive Breaks, and Deep Disagreement Decision-Making in Aristotle's Rhetoric Dialectic and Argumentation Emotions' Impact on Audience Judgments Ethos of Classical Rhetoric Evaluating Pragmatic Argumentation Extended Pragma-Dialectical Argumentation Fallacious Uses of Arguments Govier Hamblin's Concept of Dialectical Iconicity in Visual and Verbal Argumentation Image, Evidence, Argument Logic and Argumentation Meta-Argumentation Nature and Purpose of Dialectic Pragma-Dialectical Perspective Refutation and Confirmation Rhetoric and Argumentation Rhetorical Argument Types of Argumentation Visual Argumentation Visual Tropes and Figures Wellman Wittgenstein's Influence on Hamblin's Concept of Dialectical

Editors and affiliations

  • Frans H. van Eemeren
    • 1
  • Bart Garssen
    • 2
  1. 1.Fac. Humanities, Dept. Speech Communication,University of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.Fac. Humanities, Dept. Speech Communication,University of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands

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