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University of Windsor

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Paper

Keywords

diegetic utterances, mimetic utterances, propositionality, visual argumentation

Start Date

18-5-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

21-5-2011 5:00 PM

Abstract

When we define argumentation as a communicative activity aimed at convincing a reasona-ble critic of the acceptability of a standpoint by putting forward information justifying or refuting this standpoint, it is clear that elements of this information can be brought forward in other than verbal modes. An important question is then whether visually presented information needs to be translatable into a set of propositions as traditional definitions require. The answer is: not always.

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The story behind the plot: About the propositionality of visually presented argumentation

University of Windsor

When we define argumentation as a communicative activity aimed at convincing a reasona-ble critic of the acceptability of a standpoint by putting forward information justifying or refuting this standpoint, it is clear that elements of this information can be brought forward in other than verbal modes. An important question is then whether visually presented information needs to be translatable into a set of propositions as traditional definitions require. The answer is: not always.