A Self-Defeat Problem for the Rhetorical Theory of Argument
9 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2008
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: Rhetoric, Epistemic theory of Argument, Tindale, Perelman, Crosswhite
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