A Systematic Theory of Argumentation: The pragma-dialectical approach

@inproceedings{Eemeren2003AST,
  title={A Systematic Theory of Argumentation: The pragma-dialectical approach},
  author={F. H. Eemeren and R. Grootendorst},
  year={2003}
}
1. Introduction 2. The realm of argumentation studies 3. A model of a critical discussion 4. Relevance 5. Analysis as reconstruction 6. Rules for a critical discussion 7. Fallacies 8. A code of conduct for reasonable discussants. 
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