The Pragma-Dialectical Theory Under Discussion

Argumentation 26 (4):439-457 (2012)

Abstract
During the past thirty years the pragma-dialectical theorizing has developed in various steps from designing an abstract ideal model for critical discussion to examining strategic manoeuvring in the various argumentative activity types in which argumentative discourse manifests itself in argumentative reality. The response to the theoretical proposals that have been made includes, next to approval, also various kinds of criticisms. This paper explores the nature and thrust of these criticisms. In doing so, a distinction is made between criticisms concerning the dialectical and the pragmatic dimensions of pragma-dialectics, the scope of the theory, the rhetorical dimension and moral quality, the treatment of the fallacies, and the epistemic dimension
Keywords Conventional validity  Critical discussion  Dialectical dimension  Epistemic dimension  Fallacies  Pragma-dialectics  Pragmatic dimension  Problem (solving) validity  Rhetorical dimension  Strategic manoeuvring
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DOI 10.1007/s10503-012-9274-7
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