By Paula Olmos

This ebook offers reflections at the courting among narratives and argumentative discourse. It specializes in their practical and structural similarities or dissimilarities, and provides varied views and conceptual instruments for reading the narratives’ power strength for justification, clarification and persuasion. Divided into sections, the 1st half, less than the identify “Narratives as resources of information and Argument”, comprises 5 chapters addressing really normal, theoretical and generally philosophical concerns relating to the argumentative research and figuring out of narratives. We could understand right here how students in Argumentation idea have lately approached definite themes that experience an in depth reference to mainstream discussions in epistemology and the cognitive sciences in regards to the justificatory power of narratives. the second one half, entitled “Argumentative Narratives in Context”, brings us six extra chapters that focus on both specific capabilities performed by way of argumentatively-oriented narratives or specific practices that can enjoy the use of targeted sorts of narratives. the following the point of interest is both at the specified research of contextualized examples of narratives with argumentative traits or at the cautious realizing of the actual calls for of definite well-defined located actions, as diversified as clinical theorizing or battle policing, that could be happy by way of definite makes use of of narrative discourse.

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