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. 29, No. 4, Spring

A Rapprochement between Dramatism and Argumentation
Nearly all the rhetorical theories that mark the history of human thought snugly fit argumentation (or at least a recognizable reasoning) into a comfortable place within their account of rhetorical practice. Viewed against that background of history,...
Edifying Arguments and Perspective by Incongruity: The Perplexing Argumentation Method of Kenneth Burke
At present, relatively little has been written on Kenneth Burke's contributions to argument theory. Scholars who have explored such contributions have generally pursued one of two approaches. First, some scholars have examined how Burke's writings cast...
Kenneth Burke and Argument? an Introduction
Kenneth Burke and argument? Surely it would be more appropriate to speak of Kenneth Burke OR argument, or at least to treat the phrase as an oxymoron. After all, Burke alludes to almost no modern writings in argumentation--although his survey of classical...
Kenneth Burke at the Nexus of Argument and Trope
On the first page of The New Rhetoric, Chaim Perelman and Lucy Olbrechts-Tyteca caution us that "the domain of argumentation is that of the credible, the plausible, the probable, to the degree that the latter eludes the certainty of calculations" (1)....
Poetic Logic: The Metaphoric Form as a Foundation for a Theory of Tropological Argument
Argumentation theory has been guided by two primary purposes. The first purpose of argumentation theory has traditionally been to explore the role of truth in argumentative claims. There can be little dispute that argument is concerned with questions...
The Comic Frame as a Corrective to Bureaucratization: A Dramatistic Perspective on Argumentation
Critics rely on the diverse writings of Kenneth Burke to provide an orientation for the examination of rhetoric.(1) Among the elements of Burke's dramatistic perspective applied in rhetorical studies are the pentad, the representative anecdote, form,...
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