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Conspiracy and bias: Argumentative features and persuasiveness of conspiracy theories

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  • 2016
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  • Argumentation, Objectivity, and Bias: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), 18-21 May 2016 / Benacquista, Laura ; Bondy, Pat. - 2016, p. 1-16
English This paper deals with the argumentative biases conspiracy theories typically suffer from and pursues two goals: (i) it seeks to identify recurring argumentative and rhetorical features of conspiracy theories, which translates into an attempt to elaborate their argumentation profile (see Hansen 2013); (ii) it provides a cognitively-grounded account of conspiracy theories in terms of their persuasiveness, thus formulating clear hypotheses meant to explain their rhetorical appeal.
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Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
Department
Département d'anglais
Language
  • English
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Language, linguistics
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