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Norms of advocacy
OSSA Conference Archive
  • Jean Goodwin, Iowa State University, Department of English
University of Windsor
Document Type
  • argument,
  • argumentation,
  • advocacy,
  • ethics of argumentation,
  • normative pragmatics,
  • professional ethics
Start Date
22-5-2013 9:00 AM
End Date
25-5-2013 5:00 PM
This essay advances an account of the ordinary speech activity of advocating. The ethical principles developed within advocacy professions such as law and public relations show that advocates are not just out to persuade. Instead, they undertake obligations to make the best case for their positions while also maintaining the integrity of the communication systems within which they operate. While not offering full justifications, advocates nevertheless help auditors by making conspicuous the outer bounds of the arguable.
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Jean Goodwin. "Norms of advocacy" (2013)
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