The Rhetorical Theory of Argument is Self-Defeating

Cogency: Journal of Reasoning and Argumentation 3 (1) (2011)
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The rhetorical theory of argument, if held as a conclusion of an argument, is self-defeating. The rhetorical theory can be refined, but these refinements either make the theory subject to a second self- defeat problem or tacitly an epistemic theory of argument

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Scott Aikin
Vanderbilt University


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