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The Pragmatic-Rhetorical Theory of Explanation

Faye, Jan (2004) The Pragmatic-Rhetorical Theory of Explanation. [Preprint]

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The pragmatic theory of explanation is an attempt to see explanation as a linguistic response to a cognitive problem where the content of the response depends on the context of the scientific inquiry. The present paper draws on the rhetorical situation, as it is defined by Loyld Bitzer, in order to understand how the context may influence the content as well as the acceptability of the response.

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Item Type: Preprint
Faye, Jan
Keywords: Explanation, Pragmatic theory, Rhetoric
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Depositing User: Jan Faye
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:16
Item ID: 3747
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Date: February 2004

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