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Bennett: Failed Argumentation, Failed Rhetoric
A critique of Bennett's "Gay Marriage: Not a Very Good Idea".
# 143043 | 1,250 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Gender and Sexuality (Homosexuality) , Hot Topics (Same-Sex Marriage)


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The paper argues that Bennett's "Gay Marriage: Not a Very Good Idea" is, as both polemical and academic writing, unconvincing to any reader not in alignment with the author's moral and political commitments. The paper discusses how as academic writing, the piece confuses one kind of reasoning (descriptive) with another (prescriptive), which makes it relevant only to people who agree with Bennett's commitments, and robs it of the much greater force that could be imparted by a legal argument.

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Bennett: Failed Argumentation, Failed Rhetoric Bennett's "Gay Marriage: Not a Very Good Idea" is, as both polemical and academic writing, unconvincing to any reader not in alignment with the author's moral and political commitments. As academic writing, the piece confuses one kind of reasoning (descriptive) with another (prescriptive), which makes it relevant only to people who agree with Bennett's commitments, and robs it of the much greater force that could be imparted by a legal argument. By adopting the descriptive approach, Bennett abandons the very use of evidence, and thus ends up writing a policy document devoid of argument. As a polemicist, Bennett uses a particularly

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