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The Realm of Rhetoric

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The Realm of Rhetoric is an ideal instruction medium for students approaching theories of informal argumentation for the first time.

"The Realm of Rhetoric sets out the bare bones of Perelman's map of human persuasion, including specific chapters on arguments from analogy, metaphor, the structure of reality, and so-called `quasi-logical' arguments. In all these areas, he's

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Paperback, 185 pages
Published September 30th 1990 by University of Notre Dame Press (first published 1980)
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Yann
Jan 18, 2015 Yann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pas mal, c'est une bonne synthèse du sujet, appuyée par l'autorité d'Aristote, Cicéron et Quintilien, quoique parfois on se surprend à se rendre compte que l'on a pas tout à fait retiré les mêmes idées que l'auteur. Il essaie par tout les moyen de défendre l'honneur de cette discipline, tombée en désuétude (sic), malmenée par Platon (et encore il faudrait lire Gorgias attentivement), et par l'essor d'une logique "mathématique", mais elle ne me parait pas nécessaire tellement l’intérêt est ...more
Troy
Aug 23, 2013 Troy rated it really liked it
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This is not bad for a textbook - It's fairly easy to get the ideas, and even for a translation from the original French, the language is quite clear, with lots of discussion of the essential concepts of argumentation theory. I use it to supplement an argumentation course I took a while back, and refer to it now and then as a useful handbook of ideas.
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Jul 16, 2013 AJ Calhoun rated it liked it
Dry and dense while brief, although much of this is likely do to dynamism lost in translation. Overall informative and simplistic once its verbosity was moved aside.
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