Volume 20, Issue 9/10, 2010
Between (Globalistic) Here-and-Now Culture and Universalism
Paweł Pasieka, Michael Hamerski
Dialogue and Persuasion
The article is an analysis of the different types of rationality forming the basis of “rational dialogue”. It presents the positions of Plato and the sophists as well as modern attempts to revive this tradition. The Platonic model (ideal) of philosophy as that which is objectively confronted with the strategies of a rational debate taking place within conditions of uncertainty (probable knowledge) and risk.