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ERIC Number: ED370142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 27
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"Dissoi Logoi" and Rhetorical Invention: Contradictory Arguments for Contemporary Pedagogy.
Pearce, Kimber Charles
This paper examines the origins of "dissoi logoi" (or twofold arguments) as a sophistic concept and pedagogical practice. A rationale is offered to explain why "dissoi logoi" should be adopted as a conceptual base for teaching invention in contemporary public speaking courses. Aristotelian and Protagorean perspectives on "dissoi logoi" are compared and contrasted to reveal the need to teach "dissoi logoi" to contemporary students because of the heterogeneous nature of audiences in modern society. Contains 44 references. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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