Argumentation 20 (2):149-166 (2006)

Albert Atkin
Macquarie University
A key and continuing concern within the pragma-dialectical theory of argumentation is how to account for effective persuasion disciplined by dialectical rationality. Currently, van Eemeren and Houtlosser offer one response to this concern in the form of strategic manoeuvring. This paper offers a prior/passing theory of communicative interaction as a supplement to the strategic manoeuvring approach. Our use of a prior/passing model investigates how a difference of opinion can be resolved while both dialectic obligations of reasonableness and rhetorical ambitions of argumentative success are simultaneously accommodated. The paper explores the model with particular reference to the pragma-dialectical rules of critical discussion, strategic manoeuvring and fallacious reasoning
Keywords critical discussion  fallacies  interpretation  passing theory  pragma-dialectics  prior theory  reasonableness  strategic manoeuvring
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DOI 10.1007/s10503-006-9004-0
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