Deliberative Rhetoric: Arguing about Doing

Authors

Christian Kock
University of Copenhagen

Synopsis

Christian Kock’s essays show the essential interconnectedness of practical reasoning, rhetoric and deliberative democracy. They constitute a unique contribution to argumentation theory that draws on – and criticizes – the work of philosophers, rhetoricians, political scientists and other argumentation theorists. It puts rhetoric in the service of modern democracies by drawing attention to the obligations of politicians to articulate arguments and objections that citizens can weigh against each other in their deliberations about possible courses of action.

Chapters

  • Introduction
  • Gorgias Reloaded: A New-found Dialogue between Gorgias and Socrates
  • Choice is Not True or False: The Domain of Rhetorical Argumentation
  • Aristotle on Deliberation: Its Place in Ethics, Politics and Rhetoric
  • Multiple Warrants in Practical Reasoning
  • Is Practical Reasoning Presumptive?
  • Multi-Dimensionality and Non-Deductiveness in Deliberative Argumentation
  • Constructive Controversy: Rhetoric as Dissensus-oriented Discourse
  • Why Argumentation Should Differentiate Between Different Kinds of Claim
  • The Rhetorical Audience in Public Debate and the Strategies of Vote-gathering and Vote-shifting
    with Charlotte Jørgensen
  • Norms of Legitimate Dissensus
  • Dialectical Obligations in Political Debate
  • Virtue Reversed: Principal Argumentative Vices in Political Debate
  • Rhetoric that Shifts Votes: An Exploratory Study of Persuasion in Issue-oriented Public Debates
    with Charlotte Jørgensen and Lone Rørbech
  • The Rhetorical Audience in Public Debate and the Strategies of Vote-gathering and Vote-shifting
  • Argumentation Democracy 101: Deliberative Norms Made Easy
  • Evaluations of Public Spokespersons
    with Flemming Hansen
  • Non-Truth-Conditional Quantification
  • Inception: How the Unsaid May Become Knowledge
  • A Good Paper Makes a Case: Teaching Academic Writing the Macro-Toulmin Way
    with Signe Hegelund
  • Generalizing Stasis Theory for Everyday Use
  • Rhetoric in Media Studies: The Voice of Constructive Criticism

Author Biographies

Christian Kock, University of Copenhagen

Christian Kock is Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Copenhagen since 1997. He has published extensively in Danish and English on argumentation, political discourse and debate, the history of rhetoric, writing pedagogy and the aesthetics of literature and music. With Lisa Villadsen, he has advanced the notion of rhetorical citizenship.

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ISBN-13 (15)
978-0-920233-81-8
Date of first publication (11)
2017
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10.22329/wsia.05.2017

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