Heuristic Strategies in the Speeches of Cicero: 23 by Gábor Tahin

By Gábor Tahin

This publication introduces a brand new kind of argumentative research: rhetorical heuremes. the strategy applies the techniques of heuristic pondering, chance, and contingency which will boost a greater figuring out of complicated arguments in classical oratory. a brand new idea is needed simply because Greek and Roman rhetoric can't supply unique solutions to difficulties of strategic argumentation within the research of speeches. development on scholarship in Ciceronian oratory, this ebook strikes past the extant terminology and employs an idea of heuristic reasoning derived from the psychology of selection making and mathematical challenge fixing. the writer analyses chosen passages from Cicero’s forensic speeches the place arguments of chance are deployed, and indicates that the Sophistic inspiration of chance can hyperlink old rhetoric and sleek theories of argumentation. Six teams of heuremes are pointed out, every one of which represents a kind of probabilistic reasoning in which the orator performs upon the conception of the jurors.

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Heuristic Strategies in the Speeches of Cicero: 23 (Argumentation Library)

This ebook introduces a brand new kind of argumentative research: rhetorical heuremes. the tactic applies the recommendations of heuristic considering, likelihood, and contingency on the way to enhance a greater knowing of advanced arguments in classical oratory. a brand new conception is needed simply because Greek and Roman rhetoric can't supply precise solutions to difficulties of strategic argumentation within the research of speeches.

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