Rhetoric of violence. On eristic methods used by Stalinist courts in the perspective of Chaïm Perelman’s theory

Filozofia Publiczna i Edukacja Demokratyczna

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Title Rhetoric of violence. On eristic methods used by Stalinist courts in the perspective of Chaïm Perelman’s theory
 
Creator Pieniążek, Marcin
 
Subject Chaïm Perelman
rhetoric
eristic
Stalinist courts
political trials
 
Description Eristic methods of the Stalinist courts are a phenomenon, on the one hand, well-documented, yet on the other hand, insufficiently explored from the theoretical perspective. They can be understood as forms of violence occurring in the language of the judicial discourse participants (judges, prosecutors), aimed at the total elimination of political opponents. The article is an attempt to characterise these methods using the conceptual instruments, developed by Chaïm Perelman and presented in the work Logique juridique. Nouvelle rhétorique and L’empire rhétorique. Rhétorique et argumentation. What weighs in favour of using Perelman’s theory are its roots in the abundant achievements of the ancient rhetoric. More importantly, however, one of the main objectives of Perelman was the development of the modern theory of legal argumentation, including judicial one. In this regard, the views of the philosopher are adopted as a counterpoint in the rhetorical analyses of the abuses of the Stalinist courts discussed on the example of the Trial of the Sixteen and the Trial of General A. E. Fieldorf „Nil”.
 
Publisher Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan
 
Date 2017-12-18
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/fped/article/view/13192
10.14746/fped.2017.6.2.14
 
Source Filozofia Publiczna i Edukacja Demokratyczna; Tom 6 Nr 2 (2017); 7-48
Public Philosophy & Democratic Education; Vol. 6 No. 2 (2017); 7-48
2299-1875
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/fped/article/view/13192/12909
 

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