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15-5-1997 9:00 AM

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17-5-1997 5:00 PM

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In this essay I want to extend the brief discussion of "higher-order" conditions presented in Reconstructing Argumentative Discourse (Van Eemeren, Grootendorst, Jackson, and Jacobs, 1993). After a brief discussion of the scope and function of higher-order conditions, I will examine the modes of subjectivity entailed in their description of the ideal arguer. I will then move to a discussion of the relationship between governance and rationality underwriting their description of the socio-political environment conducive to critical discussion. I will conclude the essay with remarks on the role of procedural theories of argumentation in a deliberative conception of democracy.

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Subjectivity and Governance in Procedural Theories of Argument

Brock University

In this essay I want to extend the brief discussion of "higher-order" conditions presented in Reconstructing Argumentative Discourse (Van Eemeren, Grootendorst, Jackson, and Jacobs, 1993). After a brief discussion of the scope and function of higher-order conditions, I will examine the modes of subjectivity entailed in their description of the ideal arguer. I will then move to a discussion of the relationship between governance and rationality underwriting their description of the socio-political environment conducive to critical discussion. I will conclude the essay with remarks on the role of procedural theories of argumentation in a deliberative conception of democracy.