Chaim Perelman Essay by The Research Group

Chaim Perelman
Examines development of Belgian philosopher's theories on rhetoric, communication, argumentation.
# 11793 | 1,125 words | 8 sources | 1996 | US
Published on May 21, 2003 in Philosophy (History - 20th Century)

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"This paper is a study of the development of the theories of philosopher Chaim Perelman as he has instigated a modern application for the classical concept called rhetoric. This discussion covers Perelman's writings spanning more than three decades, starting with some of his early considerations of rhetoric as a means to influence, argue, and persuade. His thinking on a subject that had fallen so out of favor with the mainstream as to be no longer mentioned except in the pejorative fashion in traditional discussions has single-handedly returned rhetoric to a topic of serious consideration in the realm of speech communication and modern philosophy.

The Belgian philosopher and law professor has spent his professional career specializing in an unexpected area. Carlin Romano observes"

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