Media Argumentation: Dialectic, Persuasion and Rhetoric by Douglas Walton

By Douglas Walton

Media argumentation is a robust strength in our lives. From political speeches to T.V. ads to battle propaganda, it could successfully mobilize political motion, effect the general public, and industry items. This ebook offers a brand new and systematic frame of mind concerning the impact of mass media in our lives, displaying the intersection of media assets with argumentation thought, casual good judgment, computational thought, and theories of persuasion. utilizing numerous case stories that characterize arguments that sometimes ensue within the mass media, Douglas Walton demonstrates how instruments lately constructed in argumentation conception may be usefully utilized to the identity, research, and review of media arguments. He attracts upon the newest advancements in synthetic intelligence, together with dialogical theories of argument, which he built, in addition to speech act conception. each one bankruptcy offers suggestions to difficulties valuable to figuring out, reading, and criticizing media argumentation.

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