The Rationality of Rhetoric : How to cope with human limitations
Schulze, Jan Henning (2014): „The Rationality of Rhetoric : How to cope with human limitations“. Bamberg: opus.
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Urprünglich in: Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation <7, 2011, Amsterdam>: Proceedings of the 7th ... / Frans H. van Eemeren ... (eds.). - Amsterdam, 2011. - S. 1771 - 1777
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Within the ideal model of pragma-dialectics discussants act rationally and without any time limits. A rhetorical model of argumentation can be derived by including human restrictions. In this practical model (i.e. not ideal model) discussants have to resolve a difference of opinion within limited time, on the basis of incomplete information, in the awareness of their restricted rationality, and by means of a non-perfect language. They try to maximize their long-term success in persuading the audience under the given limitations. Rhetoric provides means for coping with these limitations by way of following a practically applied rationality.
July 29, 2014