Fundamentals of Argumentation Theory : A Handbook of Historical Backgrounds and Contemporary Developments

  title={Fundamentals of Argumentation Theory : A Handbook of Historical Backgrounds and Contemporary Developments},
  author={F. V. Eemeren and R. Grootendorst and A. F. S. Henkemans and J. A. Blair and Ralph H. Johnson and E. Krabbe and C. Plantin and D. Walton and C. Willard and J. Woods and D. Zarefsky},
  journal={College Composition and Communication},
Contents: Preface. Introduction. Part I: Historical Backgrounds. Analytic, Dialectic and Rhetoric. Analysis of Fallacies, Controversy, and Discussion. Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca's New Rhetoric. Toulmin's Model of Argumentation. Part II: Contemporary Developments. Informal Logic and Critical Thinking. Communication and Rhetoric. Fallacies and Formal Logic. Dialogue Logic and Formal Dialectics. Pragma-Dialectics and Critical Discussion. Language-Oriented Approaches to Argumentation. Other… Expand
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  • F. V. Eemeren
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Reasonableness and Effectiveness in Argumentative Discourse
  • 2015
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