The Rationality of Rhetoric: How to cope with human limitations

Professorship/Faculty: German Linguistics  
Authors: Schulze, Jan Henning
Publisher Information: Bamberg : OPUS
Year of publication: 2014
Pages / Size: S. 1771 - 1777
Source/Other editions: 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
Year of first publication: 2011
Language(s): English
Licence: German Act on Copyright 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-17274
Document Type: Conferenceobject
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.
Release Date: 21. November 2012

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