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Adam Smith on Metaphors

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Adam Smith identified two styles of discourse, the ‘Didactick’ and the ‘Rhetoricall’.

A didactic discourse identifies those arguments that present competing arguments for and against a question with a view to persuade on the merits of their arguments, but no further. In short, the author does not overtly take sides.

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Kennedy, G. (2017). Adam Smith on Metaphors. In: An Authentic Account of Adam Smith. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63802-7_4

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