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University of Windsor

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Keywords

convention, dissociation of notions, dissoi logoi, normative approach, rhetoric, semantic, skills, virtues

Start Date

22-5-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

25-5-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

My claim is that rhetorical training is required to develop citizenship skills. I illustrate this claim by focussing on dissociation of notions, that is, a rhetorical technique that citizens might have to use in their civic life. After distinguishing a rhetorical and a normative approach to dissociation, I argue that dissoi logoi, as an exercise invented by the Sophists, offer a relevant training to master this technique.

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James Crosswhite, Commentary on: Victor Ferry's "The virtues of dissoi logoi"

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The virtues of dissoi logoi

University of Windsor

My claim is that rhetorical training is required to develop citizenship skills. I illustrate this claim by focussing on dissociation of notions, that is, a rhetorical technique that citizens might have to use in their civic life. After distinguishing a rhetorical and a normative approach to dissociation, I argue that dissoi logoi, as an exercise invented by the Sophists, offer a relevant training to master this technique.