Argumentation & Controversies: Selected Bibliography

Compiled by Ralph Dumain

Marcelo Dascal: Works

            See also: Marcelo Dascal: Publications.  For my commentaries see Marcelo Dascal – Studies in a Dying Culture blog.

Dascal, Marcelo. “Alter et etiam: Rejoinder to Schepers,” The Leibniz Review 14: 137-151 (2004).

Dascal, Marcelo. “The Balance of Reason,” in O. Nudler (ed.), La racionalidad: su poder y sus limites. Buenos Aires/Barcelona/Mexico: Paidos, pages 363-381, 1996 [Spanish]. (English revised version, in D. Vanderveken (ed.), Logic, Thought and Action, Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 27-47, 2005; abridged Chinese version in Studies in Dialectics of Nature, 22 (7): 97-101; 2006).

Dascal, Marcelo (ed.). 1985. Dialogue: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Dascal, Marcelo. “Epistemology, controversies, and pragmatics”, Isegoría 12: 8-43 (1995) [Spanish] (Portuguese version in Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Historia da Ciencia 12: 73-98, 1994; shorter English version under the title “Epistemology and controversies”, in Tian Yu Cao (ed.), Philosophy of Science [= Volume 10 of Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy]Philadelphia: Philosophers Index Inc., pages 159-192; 2000). My commentary: Dascal on controversies.

Dascal, Marcelo. Ex pluribus unum? Patterns in 522+ Texts of Leibniz’s Sämtliche Schriften und Briefe VI, 4. The Leibniz Review 13: 105-154, (2003).

Dascal, Marcelo. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: The Art of Controversies. Translated and Edited, with an Introductory Essay and Notes, by Marcelo Dascal, with the collaboration of Quintín Racionero and Adelino Cardoso. The New Synthese Historical Library, volume 60. Dordrecht: Springer, 2006, xllii + 516 pages; paperback edition, February 2008.

Dascal, Marcello. How rational can a polemic across the analytic-continental ‘divide’ be?International Journal of Philosophical Studies 9 (3): 313-339, 2001. My commentary: Dascal on disputation & the analytical-continental divide.

Dascal, Marcelo. “Leibniz and Epistemological Diversity,” in A. Lamarra and R. Palaia (eds.), Unita e Molteplicita nel Pensiero Filosofico e Scientifico di Leibniz (Simposio Internazionale Roma, October 1996). Roma: Leo S. Olschki Editore, pp. 15-37 (2000).

Dascal, Marcelo. “Nihil sine ratione -> Blandior ratio (‘Nothing without a reason -> A softer reason’),” in H. Poser (ed.), Nihil sine ratione (Proceedings of the VII. Internationaler Leibniz-Kongress). Berlin, 2001, Volume I, pages 276-280. My commentary: Leibniz & ‘soft reason’ – M. Dascal.

Dascal, Marcelo. “Reflections on the ‘Crisis of Modernity’,” in The Institution of Philosophy: A Discipline in Crisis? edited by Avner Cohen & Marcelo Dascal (La Salle, IL: Open Court, 1989), pp. 217-240. My commentary: The Institution of Philosophy (1).

Dascal, Marcelo. “Types of polemics and types of polemical moves,” in S. Cmejrkova, J. Hoffmannova, O. Mullerova, and J. Svetla, Dialogue Analysis VI (= Proceedings of the 6th Conference, Prague 1996), vol. 1. Tubingen: Max Niemeyer, 15-33, 1998 [Reprinted in H.S. Gill and G. Manetti (eds.), Signs and Signification, vol. II, New Delhi: Bahri Publication, 2000, pages 127-150].  My commentary: Dascal on controversies.

Dascal, Marcelo; Solomon, Ibn Rushd. “Leibniz – und der Israel/Palästina-Konflikt,” in G. Meggle (ed.), Deutschland, Israel, Palästina: Streitschriften. Hamburg: Europäische Verlagsanstalt [EVA], 2007, pp. 233-250 [German]. English version: “Traditions of controversy and conflict resolution: Can past approaches help to solve present conflicts?”, in AA25, pp. 281-295.

Other Works

Bogoslovsky Boris B. The Technique of Controversy: Principles of Dynamic Logic. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd, 1928.

Burgis, Ben. Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left. Ridgefield, CT: Zer0 Books, 2019.

Cohen, Avner; Dascal, Marcelo; eds. The Institution of Philosophy: A Discipline in Crisis? La Salle, IL: Open Court, 1989.

For contents see Philosophy of History of Philosophy & Historiography of Philosophy: Selected Bibliography.
For commentary see Marcelo Dascal – Studies in a Dying Culture blog.

Dilley, Frank B. “Why Do Philosophers Disagree?,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 7, no. 3, Fall 1969, pp. 217-228.

Eemeren, Frans. H. van; Grootendorst, Rob. A Systematic Theory of Argumentation: The Pragma-Dialectical Approach. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Table of contents. Publisher description. Sample text.

Finocchiaro, Maurice. Arguments About Arguments: Systematic, Critical and Historical Essays in Logical Theory. Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Finocchiaro, Maurice. Meta-Argumentation: an Approach to Logic and Argumentation Theory. London: College Publications, 2013.

Fisher, Alec. The Logic of Real Arguments. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Fisher, Alec. “Re-engaging with Real Arguments,” in The Impulse to Philosophise, edited by A. Phillips Griffiths (Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992), pp.89-107.

Granger, Gilles Gaston. “Discussing or convincing: An approach towards a pragmatical study of the language of science,” in Dialogue: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach, edited by Marcelo Dascal (Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1985), pp. 339-351.

Govier, Trudy. The Philosophy of Argument. Newport, VA: Vale Press, 1999.

Govier, Trudy. A Practical Study of Argument: Enhanced Edition. 8th ed. Boston: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2013.

Govier, Trudy. Problems in Argument Analysis and Evaluation. Foris/de Gruyter, 1988.

Johnson, Ralph H. The Rise of Informal Logic Essays on Argumentation, Critical Thinking, Reasoning, and Politics; with four chapters co-authored by J. Anthony Blair; edited by John Hoaglund with a preface by Trudy Govier. Newport, VA: Vale Press, 1996.

Johnstone, Henry W. Philosophy and Argument. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1959.

Johnstone, Henry W., Jr. Validity and Rhetoric in Philosophical Argument: an Outlook in Transition. University Park, PA Dialogue Press of Man & World, 1978.

Levi, Don S. In Defense of Informal Logic. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000.

Logic4Peace, online conference, 22-23 April 2022.

Moody, Todd C. Progress in Philosophy. Dissertation, Temple University, 1983.

Moody, Todd C. “Progress in Philosophy,” American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 1, January 1986, pp. 35-46.

Pena, Lorenzo. “Contradictions and paradigms: A paraconsistent approach,” in M. Dascal (ed.), Cultural Relativism and Philosophy: North and Latin American Perspectives (Leiden: Brill, 1991), pp. 29-56.

Rescher, Nicholas. Aporetics: Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009.

Rescher, Nicholas. Dialectics: A Controversy-Oriented Approach to the Theory of Knowledge. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1977.

Rescher, Nicholas. The Strife of Systems: An Essay on the Grounds and Implications of Philosophical Diversity. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985.

Riesenfeld, Dana; Scarafile, Giovanni; eds. Perspectives on Theory of Controversies and the Ethics of Communication: Explorations of Marcelo Dascal’s Contributions to Philosophy. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014.

Scarafile, Giovanni; Gruenpeter Gold, Leah; eds. Paradoxes of Conflicts. Cham: Springer, 2016. (Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning, Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences; v. 12)

Toulmin, Stephen E. The Uses of Argument. Updated Edition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Vallverdú, Jordi. "Brains, Language and the Argumentative Mind in Western and Eastern Societies. The Fertile Differences Between Western-Eastern Argumentative Traditions," Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Volume 131, December 2017, pp. 424-431. Preprint.

Walton, Douglas. One-Sided Arguments: A Dialectical Analysis of Bias. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999.

Walton, Douglas; Brinton, Alan; eds. Historical Foundations of Informal Logic. Aldershot, Hants, England; Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1997.

Dictionary & Encylopedia Entries, Authors’ Publications, Societies & Conferences, Bibliographies

Argument (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Informal logic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Informal Logic, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, by Leo Groarke, first published Nov. 25, 1996; substantive revision March 21, 2007

Doug Walton’s Homepage

ISSA - International Society for the Study of Argumentation

Language and Cognition in Argumentation (LANCAR)

Informal Logic (Journal). Reasoning and Argumentation in Theory and Practice.
New URL and old URL inactive.
See for 2017, #4; journal archive to 2017, #1.

Argomentazione (Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence)

AI^3 2017: Advances In Argumentation In Artificial Intelligence. Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Advances In Argumentation In Artificial Intelligence co-located with XVI International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2017), Bari, Italy, November 16-17, 2017.

Hansen, Hans V. “An Informal Logic Bibliography,” Informal Logic, XII.3, Fall 1990, pp. 155-184.

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