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Deliberation and character

July 13, 2012

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I sketch the contours of the rhetorical appeal to dignity, which calls on citizens to live up to who they are.

Pereman, adhering and conviction

July 13, 2012

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Cite: Goodwin, Jean. “Perelman, Adhering and Convictions.” Philosophy & Rhetoric 28 (1995): 215-33. Abstract: Perelman’s theory of argumentation is based on a one-dimensional psychology of adherence: people stick to propositions, with various degrees of strength. This is inadequate to account for the rhetorical force of the convictions people commit themselves to–which become an aspect of their […]