Browsing All posts tagged under »normative pragmatic approach«

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?

Manifestly adequate premises

July 13, 2012

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What practical means do arguers who have little motivation to cooperate with each other nevertheless manage to force each other to make some propositions the unchallenged starting points or premises of arguments?

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.

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.

Cicero’s authority

July 13, 2012

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I give an account of the force of the appeal to authority, based on the sophisticated rhetorical practice of ancient Rome's greatest orator, Cicero.

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.