Argumentation and Politics

This special issue of Topoi includes nine selected contributions to the conference “Argumentation and Politics”, held at the University of Granada in 2022. This publication aims to foster the interdisciplinary reflection on the role that argumentation and debate play and ought to play in public life and policy making. Readers will find in these pages rich and nuanced discussions on how topics as diverse as sustainability or terrorism are treated in political communication, and the different ways in which activism, direct democracy, rational deliberation, extremism or hate speech affect public discourse.


  • Lilian Bermejo-Luque,

    Lilian Bermejo-Luque is associate professor at the Department of Philosophy I of the University of Granada. She has worked mainly in Argumentation Theory, developing a linguistic normative model for argumentation that she presented in Giving Reasons. A linguistic pragmatic approach to Argumentation Theory (Springer, 2011). She is the director of the Scientific Unit of Excellence FiloLab-ugr on controversies and public debates, and the past president of the Association for Informal Logic, Argumentation and Critical Thinking. She founded the Revista Iberoamericana de Argumentación, co-founded the European Conference on Argumentation series.

  • Javier Rodríguez-Alcázar,

    Javier Rodríguez-Alcázar is associate professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Granada, where he has been secretary and head of the Department of Philosophy I. As a political philosopher, he is one of the proponents, with Lilian Bermejo-Luque, of the stance called “political minimalism”. Besides, he has published on philosophy of technology, applied ethics and epistemology. His articles have appeared in journals like Philososophical Issues, Dialectica, Theoria, Metaphilosophy and Philosophy and Technology. Winner of the Jaén Prize with the novel El escolar brillante (Random House-Mondadori).

Articles (10 in this collection)

  1.  Distorted Debates


    • Claudia Picazo
    • Content type: OriginalPaper
    • Open Access
    • Published: 24 December 2022
    • Pages: 561 - 571