Theory of Argumentation

There are many ways to convince an individual or an entire audience of the correctness of any judgments. All of them are united by the theory of argumentation.

The concept of argumentation consists in bringing verbal arguments and convincing someone, and the reason for arguing may be the motivation for a particular action. Although, it is worth noting that sometimes the technique of argumentation implies not only speech methods. Certain gestures and facial expressions, too, play a role, and sometimes silence can be the strongest argument.

What is included in the structure of the argument:

The basic principles of argumentation in a dispute and / or the process of persuasion are the laws of logic, as well as the functions of critical thinking. An important factor is the audience to which your arguments are directed, because effective argumentation implies a dialogue at a certain level, understandable to both sides. All objects of dialogue in this case are considered as a single whole.

There are two types of arguments: "for" (arguments in favor of your position) and "against" (strong arguments proving the inconsistency of the positions criticized by you).

The main methods of argumentation:

In the course of a dispute, you can use a variety of methods of argumentation, choosing those that are most effective at one time or another. However, remember that sometimes a truth is born in a dispute, so be flexible in order not to miss it.