A Definition of Rhetoric in the style of Perelman
Rhetoric takes place in the
context of an audience; the rhetor seeks to begin at a starting point
of agreement with the audience, and connect to points of disagreement
through persuasive demonstration and argumentation.
(May 20, 1912 - January 22, 1984)
Image source: (http://www.infoamerica.org/teoria/imagenes/perelman.jpg)
Foss, Sonja K., Karen A. Foss, and Robert Trapp.
Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric, 3rd Ed.
Waveland Press. Prospect Heights, IL: 2002.
Gross, Alan and Ray Dearin. Chaim Perelman. SUNY Press.
Albany, NY: 2002.
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