Her work focuses on argumentation theory
and spans from formal models of argumentation to natural language-based and emotion-based ones.
To some extent, the answer to Hariman's questions depends on one's understanding of the goal of argumentation theory
To my mind, the point of Argumentation Theory
is that it studies actual marketplace argument, and not formal models thereof.
In accordance with van Eemeren and Houtlosser's integrated pragma-dialectical argumentation theory
, she analyzes two parliamentary topic-shifting moves by the Dutch one-issue politician Geert Wilders as instances of strategic maneuvering.
In the extended version of the pragma-dialectical argumentation theory
, van Eemeren and Houtlosser (1999) introduced the theoretical concept of strategic manoeuvring.
1) that will focus on argumentation theory
Christopher Tindale's development of a "dialogic" approach to argumentation theory
is similarly grounded upon work of Mikhail Bakhtin, specifically upon implications Tindale draws from Bakhtin's formulations of "utterance.
The research of Mercier and Sperber, rather than undercutting argumentation studies, actually supports the research agenda of the field, especially a broadly pragmatic approach to argumentation theory
The Concepts of Argument and Arguing," Adavances in Argumentation Theory
In this short comment I ask whether Mercier and Sperber's seminal account of reasoning should change the way we teach and study reasoning--not in cognitive psychology, but in argumentation theory
(understood as a cross-disciplinary amalgam of informal logic, rhetoric, dialectics, AI and related disciplines that study arguments in natural language).
In the first part Mendelson starts out with the nowadays, for rhetoricians, familiar critique of argumentation theory
and pedagogy for leaning too heavily on the necessary logos-part of any argumentation, neglecting the just as necessary ethos and pathos (the triad itself is older, but it is from Aristotle we know that it is not sufficient for a claim to be right and good in all respects to make us accept or believe it.
Shedding insight into the nature of controversy and the relationship between science and the public sphere, The Climate Change Controversy represents a useful addition to argumentation theory
because it indexes the various rhetorical and argumentative strategies invoked to perpetuate controversy.