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Argumentation theory

2013

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Argumentation As An Ethical And Political Choice, Menashe Schwed May 2013

Argumentation As An Ethical And Political Choice, Menashe Schwed

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The paper's two theses are: First, that the historical and philosophical roots of argumentation are in ethics and politics, and not in any formal ideal, be it mathematical, scientific or other. Furthermore, argumentation is a human invention, deeply tied up with the emergence of democracy in ancient Greece. Second, that argumentation presupposes and advances concurrently humanistic values, especially the autonomy of the individual to think and decide in a free and uncoerced manner.


Rhetoric, Dialectic And Logic: The Triad De-Compartmentalized, Charlotte Jørgensen May 2013

Rhetoric, Dialectic And Logic: The Triad De-Compartmentalized, Charlotte Jørgensen

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Taking Blair’s recent contribution to the debate about the triad as its starting point, the paper discusses and challenges the effort to reduce the intricate relationship between rhetoric, dialectic, and logic to a single criterion or watertight trichotomy. I argue that such efforts obscure the complexities within the fields, their differences being partly due to disciplinary traditions. They neglect the intermingling properties of the fields as well as the possibilities for theoretical bridging between them.