Practical Reasoning in Human Affairs

Practical Reasoning in Human Affairs : Studies in Honor of Chaim Perelman

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This anthology of original essays has been nearly .two and one-half years in the making, and reflects the generous effort of many persons. To begin with, we thank the contributors to the volume, who not only cooperated with regards to their own works, but who also provided valuable advice concerning the over-all volume. One of the contributors was outstanding in his assistance and warrants special mention: we thank Professor Michel Meyer, for his encouragement, counsel, and dedication to see this project to comple- tion. We would also like to thank Professor Jaakko Hintikka for his encouragement and Mrs. Kuipers of Reidel for her patience and under- standing along the way. A project such as this could never have been completed without the unique assistance of members of the Department of Communication, Ohio State University: Ms. Kimberly Pasi and Mr. Charles Mawhirtcr. Also, special thanks are due to our graduate research assistant Ms. Susan Jasko, for her proofreading and bibliographic work. The pressures of developing a Festschrift are considerable and could not have been met without the cooperation and enthusiasm of Mrs. Perelman, especially in allowing us to publish Professor Perelman's address to Ohio State University as our introduction.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 404 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 26.92mm | 1,730g
  • Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1986 ed.
  • X, 404 p.
  • 9027722552
  • 9789027722553

Table of contents

Introduction: Chaim Perelman's Address at the Ohio State University.- I: Argument.- The Changing Strategies of Argumentation from Ancient to Modern Times.- Implications of Perelman's Theory of Argumentation for Theory of Persuasion.- Arguing: The Art of Being Human.- An Axiological Analysis of Chaim Perelman's Theory of Practical Reasoning.- Judging the Quality of Audiences and Narrative Rationality.- Mecum meditari: Demolishing Doubt, Building a Prayer.- Problematology and Rhetoric.- II: Justice.- Justice and Justification in the New Rhetoric.- The Rational and the Reasonable: Dialectic or Parallel Systems?.- Pragmatic Justification and Perelman's Philosophical Rhetoric.- The Evolution of Judicial Justification: Perelman's Concept of the Rational and the Reasonable.- Perelman and the Philosophy of Law.- III: Social Application.- Reason and Rhetorical Practice: The Inventional Agenda of Chaim Perelman.- The Universal Audience Revisited.- The Contemporary Emergence of the Jurisprudential Model: Perelman in the Information Age.- Perelman on Justice and Political Institutions.- Social Ontology and Responsive Law.- The Teflon President: The Relevance of Chaim Perelman's Formulations for the Study of Political Communication.- The Concrete-Universal: A Social Science Foundation for the New Rhetoric.- About the Contributors.- About the Editors.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.
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