Browsing All posts tagged under »critiques«

Actually existing rules for closing arguments

July 14, 2012

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Arguing is unruly.

Theoretical pieties, Johnstone’s impiety, and ordinary views of argumentation

July 14, 2012

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We teachers of argument have nothing to apologize for.

Argument has no function

July 14, 2012

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Argument has no determinable function in the sense Walton needs, and even if it did, that function would not ground norms for argumentative practice.

The public sphere and the norms of transactional argument

July 13, 2012

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Papers by Asen and Rehg get us halfway to an understanding of the activity of arguing in the public sphere.

One question, two answers

July 13, 2012

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I lay out the basics of "design theory"--a/k/a the normative pragmatics of arguing, particularly in contrast to other approaches.

The noncooperative pragmatics of arguing

July 13, 2012

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As seen in the OJ Simpson criminal trial, arguing can be both noncooperative and normatively good.

Johnstone’s still-unacknowledged contributions to contemporary argumentation theory

July 13, 2012

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Given the pragmatic turn recently taken by argumentation studies, we owe renewed attention to Henry Johnstone's views on the primacy of process over product.

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