Title

Commentary on: Jianfeng Wang’s “Deep disagreement, deep rhetoric, and cultural diversity"

Location

Room 3

Document Type

Commentary

Keywords

argument, style, normative pragmatics

Start Date

5-6-2020 9:01 AM

End Date

5-6-2020 10:00 AM

Abstract

In this cogent paper, Wang urges argumentation theorists to pay attention to the myriad things that are happening whenever someone makes an argument. To do this he updates and extends the classical rhetorical cannon of style. He documents the importance of argumentative style through a case study of deep disagreement, showing how one arguer’s choices served to reconstruct an otherwise abusive situation. I urge him to continue the project by providing an equally cogent account of explaining why an arguer’s stylistic choices lead to the desired audience’s response.

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Commentary on: Jianfeng Wang’s “Deep disagreement, deep rhetoric, and cultural diversity"

Room 3

In this cogent paper, Wang urges argumentation theorists to pay attention to the myriad things that are happening whenever someone makes an argument. To do this he updates and extends the classical rhetorical cannon of style. He documents the importance of argumentative style through a case study of deep disagreement, showing how one arguer’s choices served to reconstruct an otherwise abusive situation. I urge him to continue the project by providing an equally cogent account of explaining why an arguer’s stylistic choices lead to the desired audience’s response.