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The philosophy of argument and audience reception

By: Tindale, Christopher W.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Cambridge University Press 2015Description: xii, 244 p.ISBN: 9781107498440 .Subject(s): Logic | Philosophy | AudiencesDDC classification: 168 Summary: Recent work in argumentation theory has emphasized the nature of arguers and arguments along with various theoretical perspectives. Less attention has been given to the third feature of any argumentative situation - the audience. This book fills that gap by studying audience reception to argumentation and the problems that come to light as a result of this shift in focus. Christopher W. Tindale advances the tacit theories of several earlier thinkers by addressing the central problems connected with audience considerations in argumentation, problems that earlier philosophical theories overlook or inadequately accommodate. The main tools employed in exploring the central issues are drawn from contemporary philosophical research on meaning, testimony, emotion and agency. These are then combined with some of the major insights of recent rhetorical work in argumentation to advance our understanding of audiences and suggest avenues for further research. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/philosophy-of-argument-and-audience-reception/CCEA857C2DE36103B5D93E2B01692E54#fndtn-information
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Chapter 1 - The role of audience in a theory of argumentation
Chapter 2 - Argumentation and its issues
Chapter 3 - Aristotle and the natures of audiences
Chapter 4 - Perelman’s audiences: a meeting of minds
Chapter 5 - Habermas and the ideal audience
Chapter 6 - Meaning and reasons
Chapter 7 - Evidence and reasons: the place of testimony
Chapter 8 - Emotion and reasons
Chapter 9 - Agency and reasons
Chapter 10 - Making meaning present
Chapter 11 - Audiences and addressees: the experience of reception
Chapter 12 - Historical arguments and elective audiences

Recent work in argumentation theory has emphasized the nature of arguers and arguments along with various theoretical perspectives. Less attention has been given to the third feature of any argumentative situation - the audience. This book fills that gap by studying audience reception to argumentation and the problems that come to light as a result of this shift in focus. Christopher W. Tindale advances the tacit theories of several earlier thinkers by addressing the central problems connected with audience considerations in argumentation, problems that earlier philosophical theories overlook or inadequately accommodate. The main tools employed in exploring the central issues are drawn from contemporary philosophical research on meaning, testimony, emotion and agency. These are then combined with some of the major insights of recent rhetorical work in argumentation to advance our understanding of audiences and suggest avenues for further research.

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