Rhetorical argumentation: principles of theory and practice

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Sage Publications, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 208 pages
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The study of argumentation has primarily focused on logical and dialectical approaches, with minimal attention given to the rhetorical facets of argument. Rhetorical Argumentation: Principles of Theory and Practice approaches argumentation from a rhetorical point of view and demonstrates how logical and dialectical considerations depend on the rhetorical features of the argumentative situation. Throughout this text, author Christopher W. Tindale identifies how argumentation as a communicative practice can best be understood by its rhetorical features.


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About the author (2004)

Christopher Tindale (Ph.D. & M.A., University of Waterloo; B.A., Wilfrid Laurier University) teaches and conducts research in the areas of argumentation theory, ethics, and ancient philosophy. Since 2000, hes been the editor of the journal Informal Logic: Reasoning and Argumentation in Theory and Prac­tice, and he presently sits on the editorial board of Controversia. He is the author of Acts of Arguing: A Rhetorical Model of Argument (SUNY Press, ©1999), co-author of Good Reasoning Matters, Third Edi­tion (Oxford University Press, ©2004), and co-editor of Argumentation and Its Applications (forthcom­ing) and two CD-ROMs, Argumentation at the Centurys Turn and Argumentation and Rhetoric. His work regularly appears in the following journals: Argumentation; Informal Logic; ProtoSociology; Social Theory and Practice; Practical Reasoning. In addition to teaching at Trent University, hes been a visiting professor at the University of Amsterdam (Department of Discourse and Argumentation Studies) and at the University of Bielefeld in Germany (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research).

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