ERIC Number: EJ857988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Arguing at Play in the Fields of the Lord; or, Abducting Charles Peirce's Rhetorical Theory in "A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God"
Newcomb, Matthew J.
College Composition and Communication, v61 n1 pW45-W65 Sep 2009
This article argues that the ideas of "play" and "abduction" in Charles Peirce's work represent an inventive theory of argument that opens up the kinds of activities that can be called "arguments" and avoids some of the struggles over imposed beliefs with which recent argument theory has grappled. (Contains 12 notes.)
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Rhetorical Theory, Play, Religious Factors, Writing (Composition)
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