Browsing All posts tagged under »Gulf War debate«

Theorists’ and practitioners’ spatial metaphors for argumentation: A corpus-based approach

July 14, 2012

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Theorists use spatial metaphors to emphasize how one proposition follows from another. Practitioners use spatial metaphors to emphasize how people stand by their propositions. Each group can learn from the other.

What, in practice, is an argument?

July 14, 2012

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In this paper, I try to reach past our theories and capture a conception of argument held by practitioners.

Institutions for argument: Cultivating the formation of collective intent

July 13, 2012

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Argumentation, while it seldom resolves issues, does create conditions under which collective intentions can more securely be ascribed.

Designing premises

July 13, 2012

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But how do people who disagree--often deeply--manage to locate the shared premises they need in order to have an argument?

Designing issues

July 13, 2012

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"Issue" is a central regulatory concept within argumentative practice; the issues are what we argue about. In this paper, I develop a theory of issues, and in particular, the practical means arguers have for forcing others to attend to their issues.

Good argumentation without resolution

July 13, 2012

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A case study of the debate over US entry into the first Gulf War shows that there can be good argumentation that does not aim at resolution.

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