By Frans H. van Eemeren, Rob Grootendorst
This quantity offers a theoretical account of the matter of examining and comparing argumentative discourse. After putting argumentation in a communicative standpoint, after which discussing the fallacies that take place while sure ideas of verbal exchange are violated, the authors supply an alternative choice to either the linguistically-inspired descriptive and logically-inspired normative techniques to argumentation.
The authors signify argumentation as a posh speech act in a serious dialogue aimed toward resolving a distinction of opinion. many of the levels of a serious dialogue are defined, and the communicative and interactional facets of the speech acts played in resolving an easy or advanced dispute are mentioned. After facing an important points of study and linking the overview of argumentative discourse to the research, the authors determine the fallacies that may ensue at numerous levels of debate. Their normal objective is to explain their very own pragma- dialectical standpoint at the research and evaluate of argumentative discourse, bringing jointly pragmatic perception relating speech acts and dialectical perception touching on serious discussion.
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Because the formulations that are chosen are usually not exactly the same each time, there is danger of the dispute being wrongly thought to be multiple. The standpoint that is at the center of the dispute is not always stated once and for all at the beginning. For the sake of clarity, or because he thinks this to be more effective, a discourser may restate his standpoint halfway through his discourse or even at the very end. Because standpoints can be expressed with more emphasis (“It is certainly true that …”) and with less emphasis (“It is plausible that …”), and because they may refer to propositions of greater scope (“All great artists are homosexuals”) or of lesser scope (“Some great artists are homosexuals), when repeating his standpoint, the speaker may avail himself of the opportunity to make it more or less emphatic, or more general or specific, than it originally was.
P zero standpoint with respect to proposition p Someone who has advanced a positive standpoint is thereafter positively committed to the proposition to which the standpoint refers and someone who has advanced a negative standpoint is negatively committed to the proposition. The pragmatic consequence is in both cases that he is obliged to defend that (positive or negative) standpoint if it is attacked, that is, if its acceptability is called into question. This obligation continues to exist as long as the standpoint is not retracted.
For a critique of contemporary epistemological relativism, see Siegel (1987). Biro and Siegel want to apply only objective normative standards to arguments. A purely descriptive approach to the study of argumentation is advocated by Willard (1983, 1989). He rejected all normative approaches: “The field must not ally itself with any particular ‘rationality’ or play at rank ordering ‘rationalities’ […]. The better program is to study ‘rationality’s’ myriad manifestations and to analyze its various uses” (1989, p.