Argumentation & Controversies: Selected Bibliography

Compiled by Ralph Dumain

Marcelo Dascal: Works

            See also: Marcelo Dascal: Publications.  For my commentaries see Marcelo Dascal – Studies in a Dying Culture blog.

Dascal, Marcelo. “Alter et etiam: Rejoinder to Schepers,” The Leibniz Review 14: 137-151 (2004).

Dascal, Marcelo. “The Balance of Reason,” in O. Nudler (ed.), La racionalidad: su poder y sus limites. Buenos Aires/Barcelona/Mexico: Paidos, pages 363-381, 1996 [Spanish]. (English revised version, in D. Vanderveken (ed.), Logic, Thought and Action, Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 27-47, 2005; abridged Chinese version in Studies in Dialectics of Nature, 22 (7): 97-101; 2006).

Dascal, Marcelo (ed.). 1985. Dialogue: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach. Amsterdam: J. Benjamins.

Dascal, Marcelo. “Epistemology, controversies, and pragmatics”, Isegoría 12: 8-43 (1995) [Spanish] (Portuguese version in Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Historia da Ciencia 12: 73-98, 1994; shorter English version under the title “Epistemology and controversies”, in Tian Yu Cao (ed.), Philosophy of Science [= Volume 10 of Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy]Philadelphia: Philosophers Index Inc., pages 159-192; 2000). My commentary: Dascal on controversies.

Dascal, Marcelo. Ex pluribus unum? Patterns in 522+ Texts of Leibniz’s Sämtliche Schriften und Briefe VI, 4. The Leibniz Review 13: 105-154, (2003).

Dascal, Marcelo. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: The Art of Controversies. Translated and Edited, with an Introductory Essay and Notes, by Marcelo Dascal, with the collaboration of Quintín Racionero and Adelino Cardoso. The New Synthese Historical Library, volume 60. Dordrecht: Springer, 2006, xllii + 516 pages; paperback edition, February 2008.

Dascal, Marcello. How rational can a polemic across the analytic-continental ‘divide’ be?International Journal of Philosophical Studies 9 (3): 313-339, 2001. My commentary: Dascal on disputation & the analytical-continental divide.

Dascal, Marcelo. “Leibniz and Epistemological Diversity,” in A. Lamarra and R. Palaia (eds.), Unita e Molteplicita nel Pensiero Filosofico e Scientifico di Leibniz (Simposio Internazionale Roma, October 1996). Roma: Leo S. Olschki Editore, pp. 15-37 (2000).

Dascal, Marcelo. “Nihil sine ratione -> Blandior ratio (‘Nothing without a reason -> A softer reason’),” in H. Poser (ed.), Nihil sine ratione (Proceedings of the VII. Internationaler Leibniz-Kongress). Berlin, 2001, Volume I, pages 276-280. My commentary: Leibniz & ‘soft reason’ – M. Dascal.

Dascal, Marcelo. “Reflections on the ‘Crisis of Modernity’,” in The Institution of Philosophy: A Discipline in Crisis? edited by Avner Cohen & Marcelo Dascal (La Salle, IL: Open Court, 1989), pp. 217-240. My commentary: The Institution of Philosophy (1).

Dascal, Marcelo. “Types of polemics and types of polemical moves,” in S. Cmejrkova, J. Hoffmannova, O. Mullerova, and J. Svetla, Dialogue Analysis VI (= Proceedings of the 6th Conference, Prague 1996), vol. 1. Tubingen: Max Niemeyer, 15-33, 1998 [Reprinted in H.S. Gill and G. Manetti (eds.), Signs and Signification, vol. II, New Delhi: Bahri Publication, 2000, pages 127-150].  My commentary: Dascal on controversies.

Dascal, Marcelo; Solomon, Ibn Rushd. “Leibniz – und der Israel/Palästina-Konflikt,” in G. Meggle (ed.), Deutschland, Israel, Palästina: Streitschriften. Hamburg: Europäische Verlagsanstalt [EVA], 2007, pp. 233-250 [German]. English version: “Traditions of controversy and conflict resolution: Can past approaches help to solve present conflicts?”, in AA25, pp. 281-295.

Other Works

Cohen, Avner; Dascal, Marcelo; eds. The Institution of Philosophy: A Discipline in Crisis? La Salle, IL: Open Court, 1989.

For contents see Philosophy of History of Philosophy & Historiography of Philosophy: Selected Bibliography.
For commentary see Marcelo Dascal – Studies in a Dying Culture blog.

Eemeren, Frans. H. van; Grootendorst, Rob. A Systematic Theory of Argumentation: The Pragma-Dialectical Approach. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Table of contents. Publisher description. Sample text.

Finocchiaro, Maurice. Arguments About Arguments: Systematic, Critical and Historical Essays in Logical Theory. Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Granger, Gilles Gaston. “Discussing or convincing: An approach towards a pragmatical study of the language of science,” in Dialogue: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach, edited by Marcelo Dascal (Amsterdam: J. Benjamins, 1985), pp. 339-351.

Pena, Lorenzo. “Contradictions and paradigms: A paraconsistent approach,” in M. Dascal (ed.), Cultural Relativism and Philosophy: North and Latin American Perspectives (Leiden: Brill, 1991), pp. 29-56.

Rescher, Nicholas. Aporetics: Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009.

Rescher, Nicholas. The Strife of Systems: An Essay on the Grounds and Implications of Philosophical Diversity. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985.

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