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Frans H. van Eemeren

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Frans Hendrik van Eemeren (born 7 April 1946, Helmond) is a Dutch scholar, professor in the Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric at the University of Amsterdam.[1] He is noted for his Pragma-dialectics theory, an argumentation theory which he developed with Rob Grootendorst from the early 1980s onwards.[2] He has published numerous books and papers, including Strategic Maneuvering in Argumentative Discourse.

Selected works[edit]

  • Argumentation, Communication, and Fallacies: A Pragma-Dialectical Perspective (Hillsdale: Erlbaum, 1992), with Rob Grootendorst[3]
  • Fundamentals of Argumentation Theory: A Handbook of Historical Backgrounds and Contemporary Developments (Mahwah: Erlbaum, 1996), with Rob Grootendorst[4]


  1. ^ "dhr. prof.dr. F.H. van Eemeren". University of Amsterdam. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  2. ^ Eemeren, Frans Hendrik van; Grootendorst, Robert (1984). Speech acts in argumentative discussions: a theoretical model for the analysis of discussions directed towards solving conflicts of opinion. Walter de Gruyter. p. 222. ISBN 978-90-6765-018-2. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  3. ^ Makau, Josina M. (1995). "Rev. of van Eemeren, Argumentation, Communication, and Fallacies". Philosophy & Rhetoric. 28 (4): 426–30. JSTOR 40237877.
  4. ^ "Rev. of van Eemeren, Grootendorst, Fundamentals of Argumentation Theory". College Composition and Communication. 48 (3): 437–38. 1997. JSTOR 358423.