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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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The persuasion-knowledge gap

Forshaw, Michael, School of Philosophy, UNSW January 2007 (has links)
Historically, dialectics is the general method of (early) philosophy. The philosophy rhetoric controversy of modern dialectics (or argumentation theory) is reducible to a persuasion-knowledge gap. It's addressed in five parts. First, disputes in discourse (dialectics). Critical discussion or debate involves disagreement and contention. An agent's position on an issue includes an opinion (or claim) and ground. A ground is strategically developed in a contest of strengths using psycho-social influence and persuasion. This depends on the conveyance of meaning. Dispute resolution occurs where there is preponderance and a dominant position. The remaining parts selectively elaborate this framework. Second, persuasion (rhetoric). Persuasion involves the use of appeals e.g. rhetorical devices, arguments etc. to influence the propositional attitudes of agents. A hormic-hedonic infrastructure of mind suggests that psycho-social influence occurs through interest-satisfaction and results in an attitude (acceptance-withholding or rejection) toward a proposition. An agents internally operate according to an opinion-persuasion relation with thresholds, which most likely belong to the class of sigmoid functions. Benchmarks (thresholds) are set by a standard of establishment or proof. Satisfying a good standard is a preferred condition for action. Third, reason (dianoetics). Reason is impassioned rationally-principled semi -- autonomous intellect. The hormic-hedonic infrastructure of mind suggests it's a source (ideas) and an influence (pro-rational passions). Rationality rests on concepts and principles that regulate conduct (thought, feeling and action). Rational discourse isn't fully understood game-theoretically. A jurisprudential metaphor offers proof-based decision-making as an approach. Fourth, conduct (strategics). The aim of dispute involves both persuasion and dominance in a contest of strength. Arguments are an important class of appeals; they have cogency as their strength attribute. Strategically, conduct involves argumentative strategic criticism. A universal argumentation scheme describes conduct generally and is the basis for strength aggregates. Ideally, dispute resolution occurs when one position satisfies the standard of establishment or proof. Game-theoretically, establishment- or proof-based decision-making involves scores, voting and Arrow's theorem. Fifth, the dialectics of alethic inquiry (epistemics). This is the application of dialectics to claims. Internally, they are beliefs or knowledge. Difficulties (e.g. the Gettier challenge) with the standard justified true belief (JTB) model leads to alternatives like cognitivism, gradualism and thresholdism. What is proposed is an open contested certified true belief model that makes use of a claim-persuasion relation with thresholds. It is underwritten by a progressive rational regimentation of influences that is naturally based on a common ground of pragmatic reliabilism. This requires a preference for persuasive over non-persuasive influences. Thus, knowledge is belief with proof where proof-based decision-making rests on the cogency of arguments and case. Finally, by bridging the persuasion-knowledge gap, the philosophy-rhetoric controversy is settled and a reconciliation of philosophy (representing dialectics) and rhetoric is achieved. Rhetoric is a sub-discipline of dialectics. An implication is a denial of the incommensurability of theories associated with critical discussion and debate in discourse.
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Presidential political rhetoric a case study in George W. Bush's Social Security reform campaign /

Babener, Jeremy. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (B.A.)--Haverford College, Dept. of Political Science, 2007. / Includes bibliographical references.
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Persuasive Strategien der französischen Werbung konzeptionelle Varianten von Zeitschriften-Anzeigen /

Klenkler, Eckhard. January 1982 (has links)
Thesis (doctoral)--Albert-Ludwigs-Universität zu Freiburg im Breisgau, 1982. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-271).
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Persuasive Strategien der französischen Werbung konzeptionelle Varianten von Zeitschriften-Anzeigen /

Klenkler, Eckhard. January 1982 (has links)
Thesis (doctoral)--Albert-Ludwigs-Universität zu Freiburg im Breisgau, 1982. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-271).
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Methods of support used in the Senate debate on the seating of Reed Smoot : a content analysis /

Berry, Beverly Alice. January 1968 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)-- Brigham Young University. Dept. of Speech and Dramatic Arts.
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Persuasive strategies as seen in selected sermons of Calvin Miller

Halsey, Michael D. January 2000 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (D. Min.)--Dallas Theological Seminary, 2000. / Includes abstract. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 52-54).
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Efficacy in argumentation for creationist apologetic application

Frazier, Kyle Charles. January 2004 (has links)
Thesis (D. Min.)--Dallas Theological Seminary, 2004. / Includes abstract. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 153-161).
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Het formuleren van een formele kritiek op een betogende tekst een uitgewerkt voorbeeld van een procedureconstructie /

Hoven, Paul van den, January 1984 (has links)
Thesis--Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht, 1984. / Summary in English. Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-386).
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Metadiscourse in native English speakers' and ESL students' persuasive essays

Puangpen Intaraprawat. Steffensen, Margaret S. January 1988 (has links)
Thesis (D.A.)--Illinois State University, 1988. / Title from title page screen, viewed September 7, 2005. Dissertation Committee: Margaret S. Steffensen (chair), Irene T. Brosnahan, Larry D. Kennedy, Maurice A. Scharton, Janet M. Youga. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 183-190) and abstract. Also available in print.
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Methods of support used in the Senate debate on the seating of Reed Smoot a content analysis.

Berry, Beverly Alice. January 1968 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Brigham Young University Dept. of Speech and Dramatic Arts. / Electronic thesis. Also available in print ed.

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