|Ingangseis:||Bachelor Geesteswetenschappen (Bachelor Humanities)|
|LSG-naam:||Taalbeheersing, argumentatietheorie en retorica|
|Onderdeel van:||aansluitmaster Nederlandse taal en cultuur (Master)|
Research MA Rhetoric, Argumentation and Philosophy (RAP-LLA) (Master)
mastertraject Discourse and Argumentation Studies (Master)
|Docent(en):||F.H. van Eemeren; B.J. Garssen; P. Houtlosser; H.L.M. Meuffels|
Gaining knowledge of the various main fallacy theories, particularly that of pragma-dialectics. Getting an introduction to the empirical study of fallacies.
Fallacies have been studied since antiquity and have been a central theme in argumentation theory ever since. They are nowadays viewed as deficient moves in argumentative discourse. The first part of the course offers a historical and conceptual overview of the various approaches to the fallacies as well as an introduction into the pragma-dialectical account. Which fallacies can be distinguished? Why exactly are they fallacious? How can they be identified? The second part of the course is devoted to the empirical study of the fallacies. It focuses on how argumentation is evaluated by ordinary language users. To what extent do their judgements conform to the critical norms of reasonable argumentation? Do ordinary language users regard fallacies just as deceptive as the theorists do? Or do their norms contradict the norms for critical discussion? A test design will be developed for investigating whether or not the evaluation of fallacies by ordinary language users conforms to the critical norms to which they are subjected in pragma-dialectical theory. The students take part in developing this design.
3 uur per week (3 hours per week).
Schriftelijk tentamen, onderzoeksverslag.
(Assessment: written exam, researchpaper).
Nog niet bekend (To be announced).