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University of Windsor

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Keywords

argument, argumentation, advocacy, ethics of argumentation, normative pragmatics, professional ethics

Start Date

22-5-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

25-5-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

This essay advances an account of the ordinary speech activity of advocating. The ethical principles developed within advocacy professions such as law and public relations show that advocates are not just out to persuade. Instead, they undertake obligations to make the best case for their positions while also maintaining the integrity of the communication systems within which they operate. While not offering full justifications, advocates nevertheless help auditors by making conspicuous the outer bounds of the arguable.

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Camille Cameron, Commentary on: Jean Goodwin's "Norms of advocacy"

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Camille Cameron, Commentary on: Jean Goodwin's "Norms of advocacy" (May 2013)

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Norms of advocacy

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This essay advances an account of the ordinary speech activity of advocating. The ethical principles developed within advocacy professions such as law and public relations show that advocates are not just out to persuade. Instead, they undertake obligations to make the best case for their positions while also maintaining the integrity of the communication systems within which they operate. While not offering full justifications, advocates nevertheless help auditors by making conspicuous the outer bounds of the arguable.