Seventeenth SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation 2011

Reasoned Argument and Social Change



Rowland, Robert C., ed.  Reasoned Argument and Social Change.  Washington:  National Communication Association, 2011.

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1 "Reasoned Argument and Social Change: An Introduction," Robert C. Rowland, University of Kansas


5    "Democratic Argument in the Digital Age," Thomas A. Hollihan, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California

Spotlight Theories of Argument

25 'The Pragma-Dialectical Method of Analysis and Evaluation," Frans H. van Eemeren, University of Amsterdam and ILIAS, Bart Garssen, University of Amsterdam and ILIAS, and Jean H. M. Wagemans, University of Amsterdam and ILIAS

48 "Informal Logic and Argumentation: An Alta Conversation," David M. Godden, Old Dominion University, Leo Groarke, University of Windsor, Hans V. Hansen, University of Windsor

Argumentation Theory

63 "The Problem of Many Questions," David Botting, IFL, Faculdade Ciencias Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

70 "Audience Temperament Adaptation Theory: Applications to and Implications for Argumentation Theory and Practice," Steven C. Combs, Hawaii Pacific University

78 "The Uses of 'Argument' in Practical Metadiscourse," Robert T. Craig, University of Colorado, Boulder

87 "Digging Deeper into the "Pre-Utterance You," Aaron P. Donaldson, University of Denver

95 "The Role of Intuition, Emotion, and Reason in the Act of Judgment: Implications from Moral Psychology and Metaethics for Argumentation Studies," Ryan Gillespie, University of Southern California

104 "Leadership as Reasoned Argument in Decision-Making and Problem-Solving Groups," Dennis S. Gouran, The Pennsylvania State University

113 "Visual Argument Frames: Reading the Management of Claims," Leslie A. Hahner, Baylor University

121 "How Many Examples is an Induction?" Dale Hample, University of Maryland

129 "Argumentation in the Affective Dimension: An Inquiry into the Presuppositions of Joint Deliberation," Darrin Hicks, University of Denver, and Lenore Langsdorf, University of Texas, San Antonio

137 "Social Change and Reasoned Argument," David B. Hingstman, University of Iowa

145 "Caring Too Much: The Implications of Motivated Cognition for Argument Theory," Michael Janas, Samford University

154 "A Neuroscientific Approach to Argumentation," Jeffrey W. Jarman, Wichita State University

162 "Exploring the Role of Questions in Argumentation and Argument Skill," Susan L. Kline, Ohio State University, and Jonathan D'Angelo, University of Wisconsin

172 "Toward a Culturally Materialist Theory of Argument Spheres," Ben Krueger, Winona State University

181 "Embodied Argument as Experience: Moral Taste and the Physical, Affective, and Mediated Presence of Bodily Claims," Susan A. Sci, Regis University

190 "Rational Argumentation and Social Change in the Frankfurt School Tradition," L. Paul Strait, University of Southern California

198 "Why Reasons Resonate in Society: Style and the Hermogenic System of Nondiscursive Argument," Mark A. E. Williams, California State University, Sacramento, and Ryan Gillespie, University of Southern California

Argumentation and Debate

206 "Negative Politeness in the 2008 Presidential Debates Between Barack Obama and John McCain," Edward A. Hinck, Central Michigan University, Shelly S. Hinck, Central Michigan University, and William O. Dailey, Central Michigan University

214 "From Logical Policymaking to Reasonable Decision-Making: The Need for a New Paradigm in Contemporary Policy Debate," William Mosley-Jensen, University of Georgia

221 "On Building a Culture of Assessment in Intercollegiate Policy Debate," Timothy M. O'Donnell, University of Mary Washington

229 "Dialogue Not Debate: Using Civil Dialogue as a Pedagogical Tool to Decrease Polarization," Clark D. Olson, Arizona State University, John Genette, Black Mountain Communications, Jennifer Linde, Arizona State University

237 "Pedagogical Functions of the Annual Resolution in Contemporary Policy Debate: Reflections on the Controversy Outlined in the 3rd Developmental Conference," Edward Panetta, University of Georgia, and R. Jarrod Atchison, Wake Forest University

245 "Re-Imagining Academic Debate in a Digital Era," Gordon Stables, University of Southern California

A Parsonian Theory of Argument

254 "Ah, the Irony of It All: Parson, Trope and Argumentation," V. William Balthrop, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

262 "Finding Argument in a Parsonian Garden," Scott L. Harris, University of Kansas

270 "The Parsonian School," James F. Klumpp, The University of Maryland

278 "In Retrospective Prospect: Burke, Protagoras—and Me," Donn W. Parson, University of Kansas

Whately and Argument

284 "Theories of Presumption in Western Argumentation: Social Realism, Legal Axiology, and Psychological Uptake," Bruce E. Gronbeck, University of Iowa

293 "What Light Does Gronbeck Shed on the Adequacy of Whately's Account of Presumption and Probative
Obligations in Everyday Argument?" Fred J. Kauffeld, Edgewood College

301 "Whately's Importance to Argument: A Retrospective Review," Raymie E. McKerrow, Ohio University

309 "Whately's Presumptions Revisited," Karen Whedbee, Northern Illinois University

Historical Argument

317 "Signaling as Argument: Henry Kissinger, Chou En-lai and the Formalization of Relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China," Andrew D. Barnes, Georgia State University

325 "New York Times v. Sullivan as Impetus for Social Change: Reasoned Argument and Social Change from the Supreme Court," Nicholas F. Burnett, California State University, Sacramento

332 "Good Faith, Diversity, and Academic Freedom: Evolving Arguments to Justify Affirmative Action," M. Kelly Carr, University of Baltimore, and Marilyn J. Young, Florida State University

340 "The Paradox of Authentic Identity: Mormon Women and the Nineteenth Century Polygamy Controversy," Leslie J. Harris, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Mike Allen, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

348 "Argument, Tradition, and the Currency of Authority," Brandon Inabinet, Furman University

357 "Argument from Definition and Circumstance in Ronald Reagan's Economic Rhetoric," John M. Jones, Pepperdine University

364 "Criteria for Judging Historical Analogies: A Case Study of the Boston Tea Party Analogy," Meredith Neville-Shepard, University of Kansas

371 "Addressing the "Spoiler" Charge: Presidential Apologia for Third Party Candidates," Ryan Neville-Shepard, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus

379 "When Body Argument Becomes Militant Argument," Catherine Helen Palczewski, University of Northern Iowa

387 "Applying Feminist Argument in Context: A Second Wave Argument about Women's Role in the Perpetuation of Male Violence," Sarah T. Partlow-Lefevre, Idaho State University

395 "Form as Argument in Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine," Karen Rasmussen, California State University, Long Beach

403 "The Tragedy of Fredrick Douglass's 'What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?'" G. Mitchell Reyes, Lewis & Clark College

411 "Bodies upon the Gears: Public Indignation for Social Change," David P. Schulz, Trinity Lutheran College

419 "Enemies, Foreign and Domestic: FDR and the Forms of Democratic Debate," Mary E. Stuckey, Georgia State University

426 "Flipping the Script: Malcolm X's Use of Rhetorical Refusals as Model for Social Change," Scott Varda, Baylor University

434 "Expanding the Antirrhetic: Coming to Terms with the Violent Rationality of the Law," Mary Lynn Veden, University of Washington/University of Arkansas

442 "Drawing Distinctions: A Recurrent Feature of Abraham Lincoln's Argumentation," David Zarefsky, Northwestern University

Contemporary Argument Practice

448 "Remembering the Lion of the Desert: Visual Rhetoric and Argument in the Contemporary Public Sphere," Laura Alberti, University of Southern California

457 "Too Fat for Hooters? Examining the Body as Aesthetic Evidence," Ruth J. Beerman, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

464 "Salience Over Sustainability: Economic Environmentalism of Barack Obama," Brett Bricker, University of Kansas

472 "Visualizing Heretical Argument: The Incongruent Imagery of Pfc. Jessica Lynch," Derek Buescher, University of Puget Sound, and Kent Ono, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

480 "Transcending the Scientific Rationality/Religious Morality Divide: The Post-Secular Deliberative Sphere in President Obama's Stem Cell Statement," Nathaniel I. Córdova, Willamette University, and Joan Faber McAlister, Drake University

488 "NSS 2006: Democracy Promotion and Public Argument," Travis Cram, University of Wyoming

496 "Reasoning in Public Arguments about Same-Sex Marriage," Aaron Dimock, University of Nebraska, Kearney

504 "Teaching the Controversy as Argumentative Strategy: Placing the Unreasonable on Par with the Reasonable," James Dimock, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Robert Browne, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and Aaron Dimock, University of Nebraska, Kearney

512 "An Examination of Preponderance of Evidence Standards in Quasi-Judicial Student Disciplinary Hearings: You're Still Guilty until Proven Innocent," Craig A. Dudczak, Syracuse University

521 "Music as Argument: Is Singing an (Un)Reasonable Response to Global Climate Change?" Danielle Endres, University of Utah, and Megan O'Byrne, University of Utah

529 "Aural Argument: Cage's 'As Slow As Possible'," John Fritch, University of Northern Iowa, and Jeffery Byrd, University of Northern Iowa

537 "Arguing with Money: Reasonableness and Change in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission," Ronald Walter Greene, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

545 "Forgive Me Public for I Have Sinned: A Rhetorical Analysis of Interpersonal Strategies in Atonement," Spencer Harris, University of Kansas

552 "The Procedural Rhetoric of Tech@State: Public Argumentation for Open Source Technologies as U.S. Strategic Communication," Craig Hayden, American University

561 "Drugs, Borders, and the Merida Initiative: Analogy and Policymaking," Stephen Heidt, Georgia State University

569 "How a Contemporary First Lady Argues: Michelle Obama and the 'Let's Move!'Campaign," Jaclyn Howell, University of Kansas

578 "Challenging the "Givens" of Political Life: Social Movements and the Destructive Orgy of Unreason," Kevin Johnson, California State University, Long Beach, and Michael K. Middleton, University of Utah

586 "Sarah Palin and the Populist Deductive," Paul Elliott Johnson, University of Pittsburgh

593 "An Analysis of the 2010 Election Day Speech Contest of Two Democratic Party of Japan Candidates," Takayuki Kato, Seiwa University, and Takeshi Suzuki, Meiji University

600 "Race, Racism, and Presumption," Ronald Lee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Karen Lee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

609 "Sublime Argument: Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project," Robert E. Mills, Georgia State University

617 "'Get Motivated!': How the New Prosperity Gospel Operates," Kathryn M. Olson, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

624 "Global Warming and Argument Fields: The Purpose, Justification, and Appropriateness of Skeptic Arguments in the Global Warming Debate," Nicholas S. Paliewicz, University of Utah

631 "Media, Politics, and The New Spectacle: Governor Scott Walker vs. the Carnivale," Barbara A. Pickering, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Adam W. Tyma, University of Nebraska, Omaha

639 "Dangerous Desires: The Limits of Argumentative Reason in Public HIV/AIDS Health Campaigns," Nicholas A. Russell, California State University, Long Beach, and George F. McHendry, Jr., University of Utah

647 "Between Free Speech and Public Debate: An Analysis of Snyder v. Phelps," Brian J. Schrader, University of Denver, and John J. Rief, University of Pittsburgh

655 "Cyberadvocacy and the Evolution of the Tea Party Movement," Janice Schuetz, University of New Mexico, and Rachel Stohr, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

664 "Argument in Translation: Bridging Difference in Moments of Conflict," Ryan Solomon, University of Wisconsin, Madison

671 "The Rhetoric of Anonymous: Identity, Strategy and Morality," Lara Stache, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

678 "I'm Sorry if This Essay is Offensive: A Quasi-Apology Typology," Kirsten Theye, Concordia College

686 "How the Context Makes an Argument: The Case of Public Hearings about Same-Sex Marriage," Karen Tracy, University of Colorado, Boulder

695 "Dematerializing Rhetoric: Outlaw Discourses in/as Public Controversy," William C. Trapani, Florida Atlantic University, and Kelly M. Young, Wayne State University

703 " George W. Bush's Public Arguments for Democracy and Freedom in the Middle East," Ben Voth, Southern Methodist University

708 "America Transcendent: George W. Bush's Argumentative Strategies Defending America," Zachary Wagner, University of Kansas

715 "Argument Ecologies in Social Media: Populist Reason in Facebook Immigration Pages," Don Waisanen, Baruch College, City University of New York

723 "Parental Expertise and the Silencing of Science," Rachel Avon Whidden, Lake Forest College, and Nicole Kosanke, Lake Forest College

732 "Bodies as Argument in On-line Jihadist Videos," Carol Winkler, Georgia State University

The Alta Conference

740 History of the Alta Conference and Program from the 2011 Conference