A Self-Defeat Problem for the Rhetorical Theory of Argument
Scott F. Aikin
Western Kentucky University
September 20, 2008
The rhetorical theory of argument, if held as a conclusion of an argument, is self-defeating. The rhetorical theory can be refined, but these refinements either make the theory subject to a second self-defeat problem or tacitly an epistemic theory of argument.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: Rhetoric, Epistemic theory of Argument, Tindale, Perelman, Crosswhiteworking papers series
Date posted: September 21, 2008
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