Designing issues

Posted on 13 July 12


Goodwin, Jean. “Designing Issues.” In Dialectic and Rhetoric:  The Warp and Woof of Argumentation Analysis, edited by Frans H. van Eemeren and Peter Houtlosser. 81-96. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2002.

“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.

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