Browsing All posts tagged under »foundational work«

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.

What does arguing look like?

July 13, 2012

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At first glance, arguing does look angry and futile. But on second view, it's more complicated.

We should be studying the norms of debate

July 13, 2012

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Argumentation theorists and scholars in the forensic debate community should start talking again--about the norms of debate.

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.

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.

Comments on Scott Jacobs’ ‘Rhetoric and dialectic from the standpoint of normative pragmatics’

July 13, 2012

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I lay out the basic working principles of a normative pragmatic approach to argumentation.