Academic journal article et Cetera

Arguing in a Loud Whisper: A Civil Approach to Dispute Resolution

Academic journal article et Cetera

Arguing in a Loud Whisper: A Civil Approach to Dispute Resolution

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Richard Fiordo. Arguing in a Loud Whisper: A Civil Approach to Dispute Resolution. Saarbrücken. Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2011.

This college textbook, which aims to improve the study and practice of communicating reasonably under controversial circumstances, offers specific lesson objectives, such as providing an overview of argumentation, explaining the role of resistance and context in argumentation, relating argumentation to dialectics and rhetoric, and presenting a mindful dialectic approach to argumentative communication. It also offers a number of general semantics premises for principled argumentation. To wit,

* The generalization of the scientific attitude so as to be grounded, sensible, and scientific as circumstances, conditions, and abilities allow across disciplines;

* The understanding that the world is in flux and whatever you sa> something is, it isn't;

* The importance of a multi-valued orientation when confronting rea] life problems;

* The need to make careful inferences in situations;

* And the value of time-binding, which, when used in a positive way. …

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