Dr. John W. Ray of Montana Tech’s Liberal Studies Department has had an article entitled: “An Analysis and Criticism of Chaim Perelman’s Approach to Evidence and Argument as Developed in The New Rhetoric” accepted for publication as a chapter in the forthcoming book Rhetorics of Evidence. This book is being published under the auspices of the University of Heidelberg and the University of Tubingen in Germany.
Perelman was a major 20th Century rhetorical theorist whose concept of the universal audience has been a significant influence on the development of contemporary rhetorical theory.
Dr. Ray teaches classes at Montana Tech in political science and communications. He has had several publications and presentations on the ethical nature of rhetorical audiences.