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ERIC Number: ED241976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-11
Reference Count: 0
Beyond the Fear of Relativism: A Reply to Croasmun and Cherwitz.
Bruner, Michael S.
A reply to "Beyond Rhetorical Relativism," a 1982 article written by E. Croasmun and R. A. Cherwitz, this paper suggests that that article suffers from a poor choice and unclear usage of language, a weak line of argument, and a faulty conceptualization of the issues. The first section of the paper reviews the arguments presented by Croasmun and Cherwitz, while the second examines the process by which they developed those arguments. The third section explores the three major examples they employ to support their theses, and the final section offers suggestions on directions open to rhetoricians and communication scholars once they overcome their fear of relativism. (FL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cherwitz (Richard A); Croasmun (Earl); Relativism
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (69th, Washington, DC, November 10-13, 1983).