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Eriksson, Anders
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Eriksson, A. (2012). Argumentative Topoi for refutation and confirmation. In: Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen (Ed.), Topical themes in argumentation theory: twenty exploratory studies. Paper presented at 7th Conference on Argumentation of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA), Amsterdam, June 29 - July 2, 2010 (pp. 209-220). Springer Netherlands
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Argumentative Topoi for refutation and confirmation
2012 (English)In: Topical themes in argumentation theory: twenty exploratory studies / [ed] Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen, Springer Netherlands, 2012, p. 209-220Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Topos is an important concept both in rhetorical and dialectical forms of argumentation theories. In dialectical theories, topos often signifies a kind of argument scheme, divorced from the context. In rhetoric, topos is intimately connected with the invention of argument for specific contexts. Long lists of topoi therefore fill the rhetorical handbooks. These lists are heuristic guides helping students to learn a habit of thinking by which they will be able to creatively find arguments for the occasion. In the rhetorical tradition, the art of finding arguments for and against a position is taught in the twin rhetorical exercises refutation and confirmation. They belong to the progymnasmata, a set of preliminary exercises designed to teach students the art of rhetoric. Both refutation and confirmation are built around a set of topoi which function both as heuristic guides and as analytical tools. These topoi are ‘the clear’, ‘the persuasive’, ‘the possible’, ‘the logical’, ‘the appropriate’ and ‘the advantageous’. Each of these topoi is accompanied by its opposite so that the student will look both for the clear and the unclear, for the persuasive and the unpersuasive, for the possible and the impossible, the logical and the illogical, the appropriate and the inappropriate, the advantageous and the disadvantageous. The students begin by clarifying the issue and defining the terms. Secondly they look to the audience for whom the position would be persuasive. They continue to consider the physical world and its limitations. Fourthly, they consider the formal relationship between the propositions in the argument. Finally they consider the appropriate conventions in the rhetorical situation and the advantage for which the different participants argue. The method is critical as well as creative, actively engaging the possible objections from the opposing side. This is a sophistic method of teaching argumentation and it has been at the heart of the rhetorical tradition ever since antiquity. The article compares this rhetorical method of teaching argumentation to modern dialectical theories and claims that the rhetorical topoi are better for teaching argumentation to students than modern approaches to argumentation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands, 2012
Series
Argumentation Library, ISSN 1566-7650 ; 22
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Rhetoric
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11692 (URN)10.1007/978-94-007-4041-9_14 (DOI)978-94-007-4041-9 (ISBN)978-94-007-4040-2 (ISBN)
Conference
7th Conference on Argumentation of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA), Amsterdam, June 29 - July 2, 2010
Available from: 2010-09-01 Created: 2010-09-01 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, A. (2010). Cross-cultural connections: intercultural learning for global citizenship. In: Mara Alagic, Glyn Rimmington, Fuchang Liu, Kay Gibson (Ed.), Locating intercultures: educating for global collaboration (pp. 1-19). New Delhi: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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2010 (English)In: Locating intercultures: educating for global collaboration / [ed] Mara Alagic, Glyn Rimmington, Fuchang Liu, Kay Gibson, New Delhi: Macmillan Publishers Ltd., 2010, p. 1-19Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Delhi: Macmillan Publishers Ltd., 2010
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Rhetoric
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11693 (URN)9780230328228 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-09-01 Created: 2010-09-01 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, A. (2010). Fiktivt och icke-fiktivt berättande inom retoriken. In: : . Paper presented at Berättande, Liv, Mening.
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2010 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Rhetoric
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11699 (URN)
Conference
Berättande, Liv, Mening
Available from: 2010-09-01 Created: 2010-09-01 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, A. (2009). Aktuell retorikanalys: Marie Lund Klujeff & Hanne Roer (red.): Retorikkens aktualitet. Grundbog i retorisk analyse [Review]. Rhetorica Scandinavica (52), 57-62
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aktuell retorikanalys: Marie Lund Klujeff & Hanne Roer (red.): Retorikkens aktualitet. Grundbog i retorisk analyse
2009 (Swedish)In: Rhetorica Scandinavica, ISSN 1397-0534, no 52, p. 57-62Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Rhetoric
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11694 (URN)
Available from: 2010-09-01 Created: 2010-09-01 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, A. (2009). Bloggar i tvärkulturell retorik. Paper presented at SNICC, Swedish Network for Intercultural Communication.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bloggar i tvärkulturell retorik
2009 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Rhetoric
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-6577 (URN)
Conference
SNICC, Swedish Network for Intercultural Communication
Available from: 2009-05-05 Created: 2009-05-05 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, A. (2009). Cross cultural rhetoric. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication.
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2009 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Rhetoric
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11700 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication
Available from: 2010-09-01 Created: 2010-09-01 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, A. (2008). Cross-cultural connections: intercultural learning for global citizenship. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Intercultural Communication Competence, Kansas, May 2008.
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2008 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Rhetoric
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-6613 (URN)
Conference
5th International Conference on Intercultural Communication Competence, Kansas, May 2008
Available from: 2009-05-05 Created: 2009-05-05 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, A. (2008). Global rhetoric through communication technologies. Paper presented at Rhetoric Society of America, Seattle, May 23-26, 2008.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Global rhetoric through communication technologies
2008 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Humanities Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Rhetoric
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-6612 (URN)
Conference
Rhetoric Society of America, Seattle, May 23-26, 2008
Note

http://rhetoricsociety.org/

Available from: 2009-05-05 Created: 2009-05-05 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, A. (2008). Globalt lärande i en IKT-pedagogisk miljö. In: Lärande i en ny tid: samtal om undervisning i högre utbildning. Paper presented at NU2008 (pp. 187-198). Lund: Centre for Educational Development
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Globalt lärande i en IKT-pedagogisk miljö
2008 (English)In: Lärande i en ny tid: samtal om undervisning i högre utbildning, Lund: Centre for Educational Development , 2008, p. 187-198Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Centre for Educational Development, 2008
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Rhetoric
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11695 (URN)
Conference
NU2008
Available from: 2010-09-01 Created: 2010-09-01 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, A. (2007). Konsten att ge svar på tal: liknelser i Lukasevangeliet. In: Gunnar Samuelsson, Tobias Hägerland (Ed.), Så som det har berättats för oss: om bibel, gudstjänst och tro : en hyllning till Lennart Thörn på hans 65-årsdag (pp. 45-56). Örebro: Libris
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Konsten att ge svar på tal: liknelser i Lukasevangeliet
2007 (English)In: Så som det har berättats för oss: om bibel, gudstjänst och tro : en hyllning till Lennart Thörn på hans 65-årsdag / [ed] Gunnar Samuelsson, Tobias Hägerland, Örebro: Libris , 2007, p. 45-56Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Libris, 2007
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
New Testament Exegesis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-6585 (URN)978-9197195-940-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2009-05-05 Created: 2009-05-05 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
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