Aristote et Perelman: L’Ancienne et la Nouvelle Rhétorique (Aristotle and Perelman: Ancient Rhetoric and New Rhetoric)

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Giovanni Damele

Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem

Date Written: October 28, 2009

Abstract

The paper focuses on Chaïm Perelman's theory of argumentation and on his notion of persuasion, providing a comparison with Aristotle's Rhetoric. Some critics argue that Perelman's approach to rhetoric is more sophistic than Aristotle's, because of the centrality of the audience's role and the emphasis on non-deductive argumentation schemes. Many of these critics adopt a dialectical version of argumentation theory and a dialectical interpretation of Aristotle'as Rhetoric. The paper argues that Perelman does not choose between a genuine rhetorical and a dialectical approach to argumentation theory, and that this ambiguity can also be found in the Aristotelian tradition.

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Keywords: Rhetoric, New Rhetoric, Chaim Perelman, Aristotle

Suggested Citation

Damele, Giovanni, Aristote et Perelman: L’Ancienne et la Nouvelle Rhétorique (Aristotle and Perelman: Ancient Rhetoric and New Rhetoric) (October 28, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2167799 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2167799

Giovanni Damele (Contact Author)

Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem ( email )

Av. Berna 26 I&D Building, office 4.02
Lisbon, 1069-061
Portugal

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