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. 45, No. 1, Summer

Argument Quality in Public Deliberations
ARGUMENT QUALITY IN PUBLIC DELIBERATIONS Theorists and activists increasingly frame their preferred forms of politics as "deliberative democracy" (Dryzek, 1990, 2000; Gastil & Keith, 2005). Understanding citizen deliberation as political action...
Beyond Moral Judgment
Beyond Moral Judgment. By Alice Crary. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007; pp. xi + 233. $39.95 cloth. Broadly speaking, much of the study of ethics can be characterized as the study of moral judgments. This is because moral thinking...
Informal Arguing: The Likelihood of Providing Arguments, Rebuttals, Refutations, and Evidence in an Argumentative Interaction
During informal arguments, arguments that people have with others over a host of issues such as political or social topics (Ricco, 2002), interactants assert and support a position or claim with the goal of demonstrating the superiority of one's view....
Japanese Argumentation: Vocabulary and Culture
THE STUDY OF DEBATE AND DEMOCRACY IN JAPAN How was debate education introduced into Japanese society? It is well known that forensics was introduced into Japan by Yukichi Fukuzawa, the founder of Keio University, Tokyo (Okabe, 1973). In the Meiji...
Murder in Sophistopolis: Paradox and Probability in the First Tetralogy
MURDER IN SOPHISTOPOLIS: PARADOX AND EIKOS IN FIRST TETRALOGY The First Tetralogy is a set of two prosecution and two defense speeches in a fictitious murder trial presented in a manner that mimics the procedure of Athenian homicide trials, known...
Rhetorical Refusals: Defying Audiences' Expectations
Rhetorical Refusals: Defying Audiences' Expectations. By John Schilb. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007; pp. 205. $35.00 paper. Rhetorical Refusals is an insightful attempt to establish a new genre of rhetorical analysis that...
Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture
Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture. By Tarleton Gillespie. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007; pp. vii + 395. $29.95 Cloth. Almost anyone who has spent time in cyberspace, or simply sitting in front of a computer, has run into various...
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