Author ORCID Identifier

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1045-6613

Location

Room 3

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

community of minds, deep disagreement, deep rhetoric, incommensurability, style, cross-cultural argumentation

Start Date

5-6-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

5-6-2020 10:00 AM

Abstract

By drawing upon recent research over the nature of a “rhetorical borderland,” we propose approaching it from a perspective of argumentative style, as a disputable space in cross-cultural argumentation where arguers run into encounters with a composite audience. We propose a three-dimensional agenda for a new understanding of “rhetorical borderland”: as a discursive construct in the mental horizon; as a conceptual notion with essential uncertainties; and as a disputable space in cross-cultural argumentation. For arguers in coping with this space, style is of no less importance than argument per se. There is no way for style to be separated from argument. Style is, in many cases, the very argument itself.

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Deep Disagreement, Deep Rhetoric, and Cultural Diversity

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By drawing upon recent research over the nature of a “rhetorical borderland,” we propose approaching it from a perspective of argumentative style, as a disputable space in cross-cultural argumentation where arguers run into encounters with a composite audience. We propose a three-dimensional agenda for a new understanding of “rhetorical borderland”: as a discursive construct in the mental horizon; as a conceptual notion with essential uncertainties; and as a disputable space in cross-cultural argumentation. For arguers in coping with this space, style is of no less importance than argument per se. There is no way for style to be separated from argument. Style is, in many cases, the very argument itself.