- Jan 2022
Still, persuasiveness need not take the form of logicalargumentation; it can just as easily involve appeal to sentiment,whipping up passions, deploying poetic metaphors, appealing tomyth or proverbial wisdom, employing irony and indirection, humour,insult, or appeals to prophecy or revelation; and the degree to whichone privileges any of these has everything to do with the rhetoricaltradition to which the speaker belongs, and the presumeddispositions of their audience.
A list of means of persuasiveness:
- use of logical argumentation
- appeal to sentiment
- whipping up passions
- deploying poetic metaphors
- appeal to mythology, proverbial or ancient wisdom
- appeal to the rhetorical tradition to which the speaker belongs (pathos, ethos, etc.)
- presumed disposition of the audience
What others are there?
Certainly Donald Trump didn't use logical argumentation. He didn't even frame things as being for something so much as being against other things.
- Oct 2020
andrewdeandrade commented on Jul 31, 2015
locked issues that I would comment on if I could: Can't react to comment because locked. Want to thumb up.
The anti-lockdown scientists’ cause would be more persuasive if it weren’t so half-baked | Sonia Sodha. (2020, October 11). The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/11/the-rebel-scientists-cause-would-be-more-persuasive-if-it-werent-so-half-baked
- daily life
- herd immunity
- Mar 2020
Whenever I'm so substantively shaky or incoherent as to make my case unpersuasively the first time around, I figure I should live with the consequences. And whenever I find criticism flawed, I figure readers — perceptive as they are — will see the flaw as well, therefore there's no need for me to rub it in.