Wed, 06/06/2012 - 11:00am
Seminar Room, Parker House, 105 Sunset Avenue
Research Group in Rhetoric and Argumentation in Linguistics
Université Libre de Bruxelles
In this talk, I will discuss the theoretical background of our research team. This background has to do with a humanist tradition of thought (from Aristotle to Perelman and today) that is sometimes referred to as « the school of Brussels ».
In practice, such a theoretical approach leads us to:
develop our understanding of rhetoric thanks to the current state of knowledge in disciplines such as linguistics, law, anthropology, psychology, cognitive and neurosciences.
trying to investigate the links between the technical nature of rhetoric (i.e. rhetoric as a techné) and the functioning of institutions in today’s societies.
I will then illustrate this theoretical background by describing two of our ongoing projects:
The valorisation of Perelman archival funds.
The colloquium "Functions and Uses of Rhetoric" to be held in May 2013.
All are welcome.