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This essay identifies seven sets of paradoxes in the First Tetralogy, attributed to Antiphon, that challenged accepted norms of legal proof and argument in 5th century Athens: 1) reflexive reversal paradoxes, 2) the paradoxical use of absence as a sign (sêmeia,), 3) paradoxes of wealth, 4) the...
This study had as its aim creating an improved understanding of the quality of argument in various venues of deliberation-specifically, issue forums, public hearings, and message boards. A content analysis involving use of the Discourse Quality Index for more than 200 utterances revealed that...
Although the study of argumentation has long held a cherished position in the communication discipline, there is still a question regarding individuals' use of various argumentative skills. This study examined the generation of arguments, refutations, rebuttals, and types of evidence during an...
This essay considers the vocabulary that the Japanese language applies to acts, episodes, and processes of arguing. First I will review the historical relationship between debate and Japanese society. Next, I discuss arguing-relevant theories about Japanese society developed by both Japanese and...
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