A Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism by Wendy Olmsted, Walter Jost, Charles Altieri, Don H.

By Wendy Olmsted, Walter Jost, Charles Altieri, Don H. Bialostosky, Wayne Booth

A significant other to Rhetoric and Rhetorical feedback bargains the 1st significant survey in 20 years of the sphere of rhetorical reports and of the perform of rhetorical conception and feedback throughout quite a number disciplines. The contributions are written by means of top students from numerous varied fields and feature all been in particular commissioned for this quantity. They specialise in particular works, difficulties, or figures, pursuing conception and feedback from an engaged and functional viewpoint. the amount additionally contains an outline of rhetorical traditions, offering examples of rhetoric from precedent days to the current day. Designed to be available to quite a number scholars and students, A spouse to Rhetoric and Rhetorical feedback elaborates in interesting methods simply what it capacity to ''think like a rhetorician.''

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New York: Macmillan. Hariman, R. (1986). ’’ Quarterly Journal of Speech 72, 38–54. Jonsen, A. R. and S. Toulmin. (1988). The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning. Berkeley: University of California Press. Kekes, J. (1995). Moral Wisdom and Good Lives. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Kennedy, G. A. ) (1991). On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse. New York: Oxford University Press. Leff, Michael. (1999). ‘‘The Habitation of Rhetoric,’’ in Contemporary Rhetorical Theory: A Reader (John L.

2003 5:57pm page 30 David Cohen Mytilene had, under the influence of an oligarchic faction, revolted against Athens. After a protracted siege the city surrendered and the Athenian Assembly, ‘‘in their angry mood,’’ decided to put not only the oligarchics but also the entire male population to death and to sell the women and children into slavery. Thucydides tells us virtually nothing about the speeches that led to this decision. 36, my emphasis). This debate to a significant degree centers on the larger issue of whether arousing anger and other emotions, or rational calculation of Athenian interests, should serve as the proper mode of persuasion employed in political oratory.

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Pocock, J. G. A. (1975). The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Rorty, R. (1989). Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity. New York: Cambridge University Press. ’’1 Here, standing near the end of a long Athenian tradition of democratic deliberative oratory, Aristotle captures the tension that has troubled this tradition since its inception. In Athens, decision-making by popular democratic institutions (law courts and the Assembly) depended upon deliberation in the form of speeches for and against a proposition.

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