In this project, we study the historical and systematic aspects of the concepts central to the field of argumentation theory (e.g., argumentation structure, argument type, stock issue, fallacy). Regarding the historical aspects, we are particularly interested in reconstructing various contributions to the classical disciplines of dialectic and rhetoric. Concerning the systematic aspects, we focus on the modifications and extensions of traditional definitions of argument (e.g., to metaphor, narration, visual and multimodal argumentation, and polylogue). Apart from being valuable from a philosophical point of view, the theoretical insights resulting from this project feed into the other LANCAR Research Projects where they are used for the further development of linguistically advanced models of argument processing, assessment, and production.
Activities and publications
Book Chapter – Wagemans, J.H.M. (2021). The Philosophy of Argument. In P. Stalmaszczyk (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of the Philosophy of Language (pp. 571-589). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. MORE INFO
Conference Talk – J.H.M. Wagemans (2021). Reformulating natural arguments into their canonical form. ONLINE, ARGAGE 2021, Université de Neuchâtel, November 11, 2021. MORE INFO
Journal Article – Popa, O.E., & Wagemans, J.H.M. (2021). Stock issues and the structure of argumentative discussions: An integrative analysis. Journal of Pragmatics, 186, 129-141. MORE INFO
Conference Talk – J.H.M. Wagemans (2021). On the hermeneutics of argument. ONLINE, Seventh International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang 2021). University of Łódź, Poland, May 15, 2021.