Aristote et Perelman: L’Ancienne et la Nouvelle Rhétorique (Aristotle and Perelman: Ancient Rhetoric and New Rhetoric)
8 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2012
Date Written: October 28, 2009
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
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