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The Study of Argumentation as Normative Pragmatics

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

Abstract

Apart from a shared interest in the study of argumentation, in their academic work students of argumentation with a rhetorical outlook and students of argumentation with a dialectical outlook have not much in common. Although Aristotle, who may be regarded as the intellectual father of both rhetoric and dialectic as a fully-fledged academic discipline, considered rhetoric to be the ‘counterpart’ (antistrophos) of dialectic, so that the distinction reflects primarily a division of labour among students of argumentation, the two intellectual enterprises have over time and by irregular stages grown apart.

Keywords

Critical Discussion Resolution Process Argumentative Discourse Strategic Manoeuvring Argumentative Move 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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