The paper is a contribution to how emotions can be useful for Argumentation Theory. Using the heated headscarf debate to explore the presence of emotions in argumentation, this article discusses the way in which the emotion of surprise uncovers different emotional layers in argumentation such as meta-emotions, masked emotions and existential emotions. The paper concludes that in addition to the way emotions have a role inside the line of an argument, emotions are important and relevant for argumentation theory at various levels which promise fruitful future research.
|Title of host publication||Philosophy of Science in the 21th Century-Challenges and Tasks|
|Editors||Olga Pombo, Gil Santos|
|Place of Publication||Lisboa|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||The Second Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science in the 21st Century – Challenges and Tasks - Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal|
Duration: 4 Dec 2013 → 6 Dec 2013
Conference number: 2
|Conference||The Second Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science in the 21st Century – Challenges and Tasks|
|Period||4/12/13 → 6/12/13|
Mendonça, D. (2016). The Headscarf Debate: Surprise and Meta-Emotions in Argumentation. In O. Pombo, & G. Santos (Eds.), Philosophy of Science in the 21th Century-Challenges and Tasks (pp. 113-138). (Documenta). Lisboa: CFCUL.