Chaim Perelman is explored as a rhetorically significant figure, beginning with a bit of background, delving into his theory, and finishing with some of his critics. His theories are still applicable today. All in all, Perelman is primarily concerned with the relationship between argumentation and value judgments. Overall, coaches and debaters alike could benefit from revisiting Perelman. This paper serves as a starting point to the current meta-debate over values and audiences within intercollegiate NPDA, where the same issues regarding value judgments and the universal audience are still raised.
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Swift, Crystal Lane
"How Coaches Maintain the Status Quo: An Application of Chaim Perelman’s Values and Universal Audience to NPDA,"
Speaker & Gavel: Vol. 50
, Article 4.
Available at: http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/speaker-gavel/vol50/iss1/4