光华讲坛——社会名流与企业家论坛第 5136 期
主题：The Development of the Pragma-Dialectical Theory of Argumentation
主讲人：Prof. Frans van Eemeren, University of Amsterdam
Frans Hendrik van Eemeren is a Dutch scholar, professor in the Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric at University of Amsterdam. He is noted for his Pragma-dialectics theory, an argumentation theory which he developed with Rob Grootendorst from the early 1980s. He has published numerous books and papers, including Strategic Maneuvering in Argumentative Discourse.
After explaining the research program of argumentation theory, Frans van Eemeren gives substance to the pragma-dialectical theory. He explains the ideal model of a critical discussion, with its four stages, and the way in which argumentative discourse can be analyzed using this model. Next he pays attention to the fallacies as violations of the rules for conducting a critical discussion. Next the concept of strategic maneuvering is introduced and the argumentative characterization of communicative activity types in which such strategic maneuvering takes place. Finally, it is indicated how the pragma-dialectical theory relates to other theories of argumentation.