Location

University of Windsor

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Paper

Keywords

argumentation theory, Christian Kock, dialectic, fields of argument, J. Anthony Blair, logic, rhetoric

Start Date

22-5-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

25-5-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

Taking Blair’s recent contribution to the debate about the triad as its starting point, the paper discusses and challenges the effort to reduce the intricate relationship between rhetoric, dialectic, and logic to a single criterion or watertight trichotomy. I argue that such efforts obscure the complexities within the fields, their differences being partly due to disciplinary traditions. They neglect the intermingling properties of the fields as well as the possibilities for theoretical bridging between them.

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Rhetoric, dialectic and logic: The triad de-compartmentalized

University of Windsor

Taking Blair’s recent contribution to the debate about the triad as its starting point, the paper discusses and challenges the effort to reduce the intricate relationship between rhetoric, dialectic, and logic to a single criterion or watertight trichotomy. I argue that such efforts obscure the complexities within the fields, their differences being partly due to disciplinary traditions. They neglect the intermingling properties of the fields as well as the possibilities for theoretical bridging between them.