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  1. Except that this is already part of the formal model of argument. It’s what “rebuttal” is supposed to mean, actually — the included portion of an argument that responds to perceived reactions.

    Ugly site, but gets the point across

    I’ve been noticing this “prebuttal” nonsense for a few weeks and it annoys me…

    Comment by tim — 01/26/2008 @ 09:05:15 PM

  2. I think the original intention of “prebuttal” was the delivery of a rebuttal prior to even hearing the very first argument, ala the Democrats taking potshots at Bush’s State of the Union address. That gives it an edge of unreasonableness at play.

    Comment by CT — 01/27/2008 @ 09:04:07 PM

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