Pressure and Argumentation in Public Controversies: A Dialogical Perspective

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Abstract

When can exerting pressure in a public controversy promote reasonable outcomes, and when is it rather a hindrance? We show how negotiation and persuasion dialogue can be intertwined. Then, we examine in what ways one can in a public controversy exert pressure on others through sanctions or rewards. Finally, we discuss from the viewpoints of persuasion and negotiation whether and, if so, how pressure hinders the achievement of a reasonable outcome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-227
Number of pages23
JournalInformal logic
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30-Sep-2019

Keywords

  • argumentation
  • fallacies
  • negotiation dialogue
  • persuasion dialogue
  • pressure
  • public controversy
  • NEGOTIATION

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