Location

University of Windsor

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

Accusation of inconsistency, Prime Minister’s Question Time, reasonableness, simultaneous discussions, strategic manoeuvring, straw man.

Start Date

18-5-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

21-5-2011 5:00 PM

Abstract

In public political discussions, an accusation of inconsistency can play a role in a number of discussions that run simultaneously. In this paper, I discuss the implications of considering the different simultaneous discussions to which the accusation contributes when examining it. While the different politi-cal considerations derived from these discussions can shed significant light on the strategic function of the accusation, such considerations may also lead to an inconsistent critical evaluation of it.

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Strategic manoeuvring in simultaneous discussions

University of Windsor

In public political discussions, an accusation of inconsistency can play a role in a number of discussions that run simultaneously. In this paper, I discuss the implications of considering the different simultaneous discussions to which the accusation contributes when examining it. While the different politi-cal considerations derived from these discussions can shed significant light on the strategic function of the accusation, such considerations may also lead to an inconsistent critical evaluation of it.