Rhetoric and Dialectic in the Twenty-First Century
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- Leff, M. Argumentation (2000) 14: 241. doi:10.1023/A:1007848912283
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The paper presents a historical overview of some characteristic differences between rhetoric and dialectic in the pre-modern tradition. In the light of this historical analysis, some current approaches to dialectic are characterized, with special attention to Ralph Johnson's concept of dialectical tier.