Does rhetoric have a place in Wolhrapp's theory of argument?
University of Windsor
This paper aims to determine whether rhetoric has a place in Wohlrapp's theory of argumentation. Wohlrapp's own attitude towards rhetoric is ambiguous. There are passages in his book where he grants that rhetoric might have a role to play when it comes to the subjective side of argumentation. Overall, however, he views rhetoric with deep suspicion. I argue that in spite of Wohlrapp's negative attitude, his theory of argumentation would benefit from integrating a theory of rhetoric. I take Wohlrapp's concepts of frame and insight as a starting point to make my case.
Open access article.
Frames , Cognitive environment , Rhetoric , Wohlrapp , Argumentation , Theory of argument
Stevens, K. (2017). Does rhetoric have a place in Wohlrapp's theory of argument? Informal Logic, 37(3), 183-210. https://doi.org/10.22329/il.v37i3.4698