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argumentation

noun analysis, argument, conflict, contention, contentiousness, controversy, crittcal examination, dialectic, dialogue, disaccord, disceptation, discord, disputation, dispute, dissension, logical synthesis, patter n of reasoning, polemics, quarrelsomeness, ratiocination, wrangling
Associated concepts: instructions to the jury, reargument, rebuttal, summation, surrebuttal
See also: argument, conflict, contention, controversy, dialectic, disaccord, disagreement, discord, discourse, dissension, ratiocination
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He defended his PhD-thesis in 2003, which analyses the communicative function of constitutional claims on the basis of insights from legal/political philosophy and argumentation theory.
Such a reformulation, it will be argued, is more helpful in analyzing political discourse, if the use of value judgments--a distinctive feature of wooden language, according to the two authors--is seen as a rhetorical tactic called "persuasive redefinition" in informal logic and argumentation theory.
His book sweeps across a broad range of fields: logic, argumentation theory, moral theory, science, art, cognitive psychology, epistemology, and metaphysics.