Argumentation

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 241–254 | Cite as

Rhetoric and Dialectic in the Twenty-First Century

  • Michael Leff

Abstract

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.

dialectic informal logic rhetoric 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Leff
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Communication StudiesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonU.S.A

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