Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Rhetorical Trick of the Day II
From Mark Kaplan's Notes on Rhetoric—
Demand evidence: Always refer to it as "empirical." If actually offered, criticize the methodology.
Remember that this is a "trick." You're not really interested in evidence but in discomfiting the writer or speaker.
If you really want to ask about the evidence, try this.
Rhetorical Trick of the Day (3/7/06)