A Pragma-Dialectical Procedure for a Critical Discussion

  • Frans H. van EemerenEmail author
  • Rob Grootendorst
Part of the Argumentation Library book series (ARGA, volume 27)


In a critical discussion that proceeds in accordance with a pragma-dialectical discussion procedure, the protagonist and the antagonist try to find out systematically whether the protagonist’s standpoint is capable of withstanding the antagonist’s criticism.


Critical Discussion Propositional Content Argument Scheme Argumentative Discussion Critical Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric, Faculty of HumanitiesUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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