ΠΡΟΣΚΛΗΣΗ – INVITATION
Το Κέντρον Ερεύνης της Ελληνικής Φιλοσοφίας της Ακαδημίας Αθηνών
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Τετάρτη 17 Ιανουαρίου 2024, 16:00-18:00 (4-6μμ ώρα Ελλάδος) στη Φιλοσοφική Βιβλιοθήκη Έλλη Λαμπρίδη (Υψηλάντου 9, Αθήνα)
με ομιλητή τον κ. Christof Rapp, καθηγητή φιλοσοφίας στο Πανεπιστήμιο Ludwig Maximilians του Μονάχου,
και θέμα: Strategic maneuvering in Aristotle’s Dialectic.
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Strategic Maneuvering in Aristotle’s Dialectic
In contemporary argumentation theory the notion of “strategic maneuvering” is used (most notably, by the so-called “pragma-dialecticians”) to refer to methods by which the participants in a critical discourse try to resolve the disagreement in their own favour. The use of such methods points to the tension between two different aims of argumentation in general, namely, on the one hand, to overcome the disagreement in a reasonable way by sticking to certain procedural rules of rational discourse and, on the other, to make one’s own point of view prevail, i.e. to win the dispute at any cost. This might be seen as the conflict between reasonableness and effectiveness of argumentation.
In my paper I want to explore this conflict between reasonableness and effectiveness for Aristotle’s dialectical method. To a considerable extent, one might say, Aristotle’s method consists in providing a repertoire of argumentation schemes by which deductions can be built. Deductions are essential, since in accordance with the rules obtaining in dialectical disputations, disputants have to accept conclusions that can be shown to follow by necessity from the premises to which they committed themselves. All this seems to be perfectly in line with the ideal of reasonable discourse. At the same time, there are recommendations in Aristotle’s Topics that have the sole purpose of securing the success of either the questioner or the answerer. If Aristotle endorses such “strategic maneuvering”, is he more interested in effectiveness than in reasonableness? What is the role of these strategic maneuvers within Aristotle’s dialectical method as a whole?
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