Argumentation and Advocacy

This publication provides research and articles on argumentation studies, including contemporary or historical argumentation theory, informal logic, pragma-dialectics, interpersonal arguing, culture and argument, public and political/legal argument and forensics and pedagogy.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 1, Summer

Contesting Pornography: Terministic Catharsis and Definitional Argument
Catherine Helen Palczewski (*) The 1980s bore witness to an interesting and confounding development in the ongoing debate over what constituted pornography. The traditional liberal vs. conservative disagreement was supplemented by competing feminist...
Inaccuracies in Media Coverage of the 1996 and 2000 Presidential Debates
********** Heather Currie (*) In 2000, at least 46.6 million people watched the first presidential debate (Rutenberg, 2000, p. A30). The huge size of the audience for televised debates means that their potential for influence on voters and the...
The Advent of Critical Memory Studies and the Future of Legal Argumentation. (Review Essay)
********** Marouf Hasian Jr. (*) How should argumentation scholars, who understand the importance of some form of stability in the face of uncertain, probable, and contingent knowledge, think about legal remembrances and amnesias? Levinson's...
What Is Golf?: Pragmatic Essentializing and Definitional Argument in PGA Tour Inc. V. Martin
Edward Schiappa (*) A PRAGMATIC APPROACH TO DEFINITIONAL ARGUMENTS The act of defining words is a culturally-variable linguistic practice that has evolved over time (Robinson, 1950). The approach advocated here describes definitions as a form...

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