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. 41, No. 3, Winter

Deductivism as an Interpretive Strategy: A Reply to Groarke's Recent Defense of Reconstructive Deductivism
1--INTRODUCTION Debates concerning deductivism seem to be a hallmark of the informal logic tradition. The very first issues of the Informal Logic Newsletter, published in the late 1970s, were the site of a sustained debate concerning whether inductive...
Norms of Presentational Force
A person's style of argumentation sometimes seems to force us to believe or do something. We may feel compelled by a case presented seductively. A vivid description of potential harmful consequences of a policy may pressure us to abandon our support...
The Role of Public Opinion in Policy Argument: An Examination of Public Opinion Rhetoric in the Federal Budget Process
Public opinion holds great importance in democracies because a democracy, by its very definition, connotes a form of government that is responsive to the people (Williams & Edy, 1999). Alluding to such importance, Mill (1859/1975) observed the...
When Times Collide: Ward Churchill's Use of an Epideictic Moment to Ground Forensic Argument
1991 marked the five-hundredth anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the Americas. Around the world, and in the United States, celebrations were planned and held. Jose Barreiro's introduction to the special issue of the Northeast Indian Quarterly dedicated...
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