Conductive Argument as a Mode of Strategic Maneuvering

Yun Xie


This paper is to argue that conductive arguments could be understood from a rhetorical perspective. It contends that conductive arguments can be regarded as a particular mode of strategic maneuvering, rather than a new type of argument. Moreover, it demonstrates that the use of conductive arguments can be adequately analyzed and evaluated by adopting the theoretical tools developed in the extended Pragma-Dialectics.


Conductive argument, Pragma-Dialectics, Strategic maneuvering

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