Tid: 16.04.2009 12.15 — 14.00
Sted: Lite Auditorium, Lauritz Meltzers hus (the Social Science Building at Fosswinckelsgate 6).
The world renowned researcher Frans van Eemeren from University of Amsterdam will visit Bergen and talk about: “Fallacies as derailments of strategic manoeuvring: Reconnecting dialectic and rhetoric”
Frans H. van Eemeren is Professor of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric at the University of Amsterdam. Frans van Eemeren and Rob Grootendorst (1944–2000) are the founders of the influential pragma-dialectical argumentation theory. This theory systematically combines normative insights from philosophical dialectics and dialogue logic with pragmatic insights from speech act theory, Gricean theory and discourse analysis. The pragma-dialectical theory is applied in the analysis, evaluation and production of oral and written argumentative discourse.