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The Rhetorical Shape of International Conflicts, Vol. 12 - 2005, No. 4

Conflict and Legitimacy in Modern Democratic Societies

, pages: 73-88

The notion of “diplomatic attitude” in rhetoric as defined by Chaim Perelman may be associated with sophistry. However, such a bias raises the more fundamental question of a possible link between diplomatic rhetoric and sophistic, or even sophistry. Could such a link be theorised to help understand international relations? In other words, does the notion of a “sophistic rhetoric” enable us to characterise the rhetorical shape of international relations today?

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