Johnstone’s still-unacknowledged contributions to contemporary argumentation theory

Posted on 13 July 12


Goodwin, Jean. “Henry W. Johnstone’s Still Unacknowledged Contributions to Contemporary Argumentation Theory.” Informal Logic 21 (2001): 41-50.

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. In particular, Johnstone’s decidedly non-cooperative model is a refreshing alternative to the current dialogic theories of arguing, one which opens the way for specifically rhetorical lines of inquiry.

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