The quarrel as the boundary type of the argumentative dialogue
Quarrel is atype of agonistic dialogue regulated by the principle of negative cooperation. Its aim is to win with the person and not with his views, which are of secondary importance. The main source of quarrel are negative emotions which is also why it is asubstitute of physical aggression, to which it can actually lead in case of an uncontrolled development. Quarrel is the lowest and the final level of argumentative dialogue, which all the uncontrolled discussions are bound to achieve. As long as the dialogue lasts, though, there are some minimal dialectic rules which — once determined — enable a normative description of the phenomenon of a quarrel.