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This anthology of unique essays has been approximately .two and one-half years within the making, and displays the beneficiant attempt of many people. first of all, we thank the members to the amount, who not just cooperated with reference to their very own works, yet who additionally supplied important recommendation in regards to the over-all quantity. one of many participants used to be impressive in his information and warrants distinct point out: we thank Professor Michel Meyer, for his encouragement, information, and commitment to determine this venture to comple­ tion. we might additionally wish to thank Professor Jaakko Hintikka for his encouragement and Mrs. Kuipers of Reidel for her persistence and lower than­ status alongside the way in which. A venture corresponding to this would by no means were accomplished with out the original tips of individuals of the dept of verbal exchange, Ohio kingdom collage: Ms. Kimberly Pasi and Mr. Charles Mawhirtcr. additionally, particular thank you are as a result of our graduate learn assistant Ms. Susan Jasko, for her proofreading and bibliographic paintings. The pressures of constructing a Festschrift are significant and will now not were met with out the cooperation and exuberance of Mrs. Perelman, particularly in permitting us to put up Professor Perelman's handle to Ohio kingdom college as our introduction.

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A whole book could be written just on the influence that these two works by Boethius and his Latin translation of Porphyr's Introduction [to Aristotle's system of logic] had on the course of education in the medieval universities, but let me mention here only the variation on the Aristotelian topics that had some effect on changes in argumentative strategies. I will rely here on Eleonore Stump's convenient summary of this variation on the topics (Boethius, 179-204; "Dialectic", 132-134). Boethius divided the topics into two kinds: maximal propositions, self- 28 EDWARD P.

He contends that consecutive rhetorical discourse consists of a web or webs of argument and verbal influence rather than of linear or additive strings of inferences. None who have studied ongoing discourse carefully will deny Perelman's observation that: In reality, the elements isolated for purposes of study form a whole. They are in constant interaction at more than one level: interaction between various arguments put forward, interaction between the arguments and the overall argumentative situation, between the arguments and their conclusion, and, finally, between the arguments occurring in the discourse and those that are about the discourse.

As recently as 1984, in a comprehensive review of research on "Functions of Human Communication in Changing Attitudes and Gaining Compliance," Miller, Burgoon, and Burgoon were moved to propose as "extensions of previous conceptions of persuasion": First, the notion of behavioral influence does not necessarily imply modification or reversal of some nonverbal behavior, nor does it always indicate a change in the valence or relative attractiveness of an attitude object. An induced change in the intensity with which an attitude is held certainly qualifies as successful influence.

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