publication . Article . 2010

Argumentative Bluff in Eristic Discussion: An analysis and evaluation

van Laar, Jan Albert;
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  • Published: 18 Apr 2010 Journal: Argumentation, volume 24, pages 383-398 (issn: 0920-427X, eissn: 1572-8374, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
How does the analysis and evaluation of argumentation depend on the dialogue type in which the argumentation has been put forward? This paper focuses on argumentative bluff in eristic discussion. Argumentation cannot be presented without conveying the pretence that it is dialectically reasonable, as well as, at least to some degree, rhetorically effective. Within eristic discussion it can be profitable to engage in bluff with respect to such claims. However, it will be argued that such bluffing is dialectically inadmissible, even within an eristic discussion.
free text keywords: Philosophy, Linguistics and Language, Social psychology, Critical discussion, Sociology, Argumentation theory, Political communication, Communication studies, Epistemology, Argumentative, Bluff, Eristic, Argumentative bluff, Eristic discussion, Dialogue types, Fallacies

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