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University of Windsor

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Keywords

argument from analogy, argument from example, Cicero, legal speech, narratio, narrative, narrative plausibility, Quintilian, rhetoric, Rudolph Agricola.

Start Date

22-5-2013 9:00 AM

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25-5-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

In this paper I explore the possibilities of acknowledging the argumentative character of (at least some cases of) narration. Two basic models will be revised: 1) primary (core) narratives, regarding issues and facts under discussion, which may work as implicit arguments about the coincidence between discourse and reality via their own internal plausibility and 2) secondary narratives, imaginatively inserted in discourse, and serving as evidence for diverse lines of (either stated or unstated) analogical or exemplary argumentation.

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Christopher W. Tindale, Commentary on: Paula Olmos' "Narrative as argument"

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Narration as argument

University of Windsor

In this paper I explore the possibilities of acknowledging the argumentative character of (at least some cases of) narration. Two basic models will be revised: 1) primary (core) narratives, regarding issues and facts under discussion, which may work as implicit arguments about the coincidence between discourse and reality via their own internal plausibility and 2) secondary narratives, imaginatively inserted in discourse, and serving as evidence for diverse lines of (either stated or unstated) analogical or exemplary argumentation.