Conflict and legitimacy in modern democratic societies


Javnost - The Public

décembre 2005, vol. 12, n°4, pp.73-88

Départements : Marketing

The notion of "diplomatic attitude" in rhetoric as defined by Chafm 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?