2009-04-13

Five Chapters on Rhetoric

By ,
  • Full Title : Five Chapters on Rhetoric
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • ISBN Code : 0271075627
  • Pages : 184
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  • Language : English
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Michael Kochin’s radical exploration of rhetoric is built around five fundamental concepts that illuminate how rhetoric functions in the public sphere. To speak persuasively is to bring new things into existence—to create a political movement out of a crowd, or an army out of a mob. Five Chapters on Rhetoric explores our path to things through our judgments of character and action. It shows how speech and writing are used to defend the fabric of social life from things or facts. Finally, Kochin shows how the art of rhetoric aids us in clarifying things when we speak to communicate, and helps protect us from their terrible clarity when we speak to maintain our connections to others. Kochin weaves together rhetorical criticism, classical rhetoric, science studies, public relations, and political communication into a compelling overview both of persuasive strategies in contemporary politics and of the nature and scope of rhetorical studies.


2002-02-08

Introduction to Rhetorical Theory

By Gerard A. Hauser
  • Full Title : Introduction to Rhetorical Theory
  • Author : Gerard A. Hauser
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • ISBN Code : 1478608943
  • Pages : 303
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  • Language : English
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In this highly accessible new edition, Hauser systematically provides a humanistic account of what transpires when people communicate for some purpose. His masterful blend of classical and contemporary thinking about the use of language and the value of symbolic inducements for social cooperation illuminates fundamental rhetorical precepts and their implications for shaping human realities. The new chapter on publics theory complements the four chapters that introduce the broad themes and issues essential for a rhetorical approach to communication. The new chapter on narrative theory bridges the four chapters devoted to the content of rhetoric and the concluding chapters that emphasize symbolic processes by which humans induce social cooperation and constitute social reality. Throughout the text, Hauser skillfully underscores the power of language to present a particular reality. He explores the fundamental relationship between public discourse and judgment, helping students understand the core of rhetorics civic function. Through relevant, current examples, he illustrates how knowledge and power shape our social and political practices and how both are formed through discourse.


2014-04-23

Sing the Rage

By Sonali Chakravarti
  • Full Title : Sing the Rage
  • Author : Sonali Chakravarti
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 022612004X
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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What is the relationship between anger and justice, especially when so much of our moral education has taught us to value the impartial spectator, the cold distance of reason? In Sing the Rage, Sonali Chakravarti wrestles with this question through a careful look at the emotionally charged South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which from 1996 to 1998 saw, day after day, individuals taking the stand to speak—to cry, scream, and wail—about the atrocities of apartheid. Uncomfortable and surprising, these public emotional displays, she argues, proved to be of immense value, vital to the success of transitional justice and future political possibilities. Chakravarti takes up the issue from Adam Smith and Hannah Arendt, who famously understood both the dangers of anger in politics and the costs of its exclusion. Building on their perspectives, she argues that the expression and reception of anger reveal truths otherwise unavailable to us about the emerging political order, the obstacles to full civic participation, and indeed the limits—the frontiers—of political life altogether. Most important, anger and the development of skills needed to truly listen to it foster trust among citizens and recognition of shared dignity and worth. An urgent work of political philosophy in an era of continued revolution, Sing the Rage offers a clear understanding of one of our most volatile—and important—political responses.


2017-11-15

Disputed Temple

By John Robert Barker
  • Full Title : Disputed Temple
  • Author : John Robert Barker
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • ISBN Code : 1506438423
  • Pages : 314
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  • Language : English
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John Robert Barker uses rhetorical criticism of Haggai to tease out the probable attitudes and anxieties among the Yehudite community that saw rebuilding as both undesirable and unfeasible. While some in the community accepted the prophet‘s claim that YHWH wanted the temple built, others feared that adverse agricultural and economic conditions, as well as the lack of a royal builder, were clear signs that YHWH did not approve or authorize the effort. Haggai‘s counterarguments are combined with his vilification of opponents as unclean and non-Israelite.


2013-01-24

The Politics

By Aristotle
  • Full Title : The Politics
  • Author : Aristotle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1625584989
  • Pages : 181
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Every state is a community of some kind, and every community is established with a view to some good; for mankind always acts in order to obtain that which they think good. But, if all communities aim at some good, the state or political community, which is the highest of all, and which embraces all the rest, aims at good in a greater degree than any other, and at the highest good.


2019-07-08

Byzantine Commentaries on Aristotle's >Rhetoric

By Melpomeni Vogiatzi
  • Full Title : Byzantine Commentaries on Aristotle's >Rhetoric
  • Author : Melpomeni Vogiatzi
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN Code : 3110630699
  • Pages : 274
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  • Language : English
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Anonymous’ and Stephanus’ commentaries, written in the 12th century AD, are the first surviving commentaries on Aristotle’s Rhetoric. Their study, including the environment in which they were written and the philosophical ideas expressed in them, provides a better understanding of the reception of Aristotle’s Rhetoric in Byzantium, the Byzantine practice of commenting on classical texts, and what can be called “Byzantine philosophy”. For the first time, this book explores the context of production of the commentaries, discusses the identity and features of their authors, and reveals their philosophical and philological significance. In particular, I examine the main topics discussed by Aristotle in the Rhetoric as contributing to persuasion, namely valid and fallacious rhetorical arguments, ethical notions, emotional response and style, and I analyse the commentators’ interpretations of these topics. In this analysis, I focus on highlighting the value of the philosophical views expressed, and on creating a discussion between the Byzantine and the modern interpretations of the treatise. Conclusively, the two commentators need to be considered as independent thinkers, who aimed primarily at integrating the treatise within the Aristotelian philosophical system.


2017-09-25

Philodemus on Rhetoric Books 1 and 2

By Clive Chandler
  • Full Title : Philodemus on Rhetoric Books 1 and 2
  • Author : Clive Chandler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135500762
  • Pages : 244
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  • Language : English
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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


2014-11-25

Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics

By Damien Smith Pfister
  • Full Title : Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics
  • Author : Damien Smith Pfister
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • ISBN Code : 0271065931
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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In Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics, Damien Pfister explores communicative practices in networked media environments, analyzing, in particular, how the blogosphere has changed the conduct and coverage of public debate. Pfister shows how the late modern imaginary was susceptible to “deliberation traps” related to invention, emotion, and expertise, and how bloggers have played a role in helping contemporary public deliberation evade these traps. Three case studies at the heart of Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics show how new intermediaries, including bloggers, generate publicity, solidarity, and translation in the networked public sphere. Bloggers “flooding the zone” in the wake of Trent Lott’s controversial toast to Strom Thurmond in 2002 demonstrated their ability to invent and circulate novel arguments; the pre-2003 invasion reports from the “Baghdad blogger” illustrated how solidarity is built through affective connections; and the science blog RealClimate continues to serve as a rapid-response site for the translation of expert claims for public audiences. Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics concludes with a bold outline for rhetorical studies after the internet.


2021-02-06

Animal farm

By George Orwell
  • Full Title : Animal farm
  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Editorial Santidad
  • ISBN Code : 8418631171
  • Pages : 92
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  • Language : English
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Animal Farm was written by George Orwell and published in 1945. The animals get fed up of their master, Farmer Jones, so they kick him out. Once they are free of the tyrant Jones, life on the farm is good for a while and there is hope for a happier future of less work, better education and more food. However, trouble brews as the pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, fight for the hearts and minds of the other animals on the farm. This novel is an allegory - even though it is set on a farm and stars a cast of farm animals, it reflects the events of the Russian revolution of 1917. The animals are all clever representations of Russian politicians, voters and workers. Orwell used the novel to make his opinions on Russian leaders heard.


1977-06-30

Averroes's Three Short Commentaries on Aristotle's "Topics," "Rhetoric," and "Poetics"

By Averro?s Charles E. Butterworth
  • Full Title : Averroes's Three Short Commentaries on Aristotle's "Topics," "Rhetoric," and "Poetics"
  • Author : Averro?s Charles E. Butterworth
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 0791498174
  • Pages : 218
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  • Language : English
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A bilingual edition of several of this influential twelfth-century philosopher’s greatest works.


1983-10-17

1984

By George Orwell
  • Full Title : 1984
  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 0547249640
  • Pages : 648
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  • Language : English
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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.


2000-11-01

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

By Augustine
  • Full Title : The Confessions of Saint Augustine
  • Author : Augustine
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • ISBN Code : 0679641947
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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'The reader who has never met Augustine before ought to go first of all to the Confessions,' reflected the Trappist monk and scholar Thomas Merton. 'Augustine lived the theology that he wrote. . . . He experienced the reality of Christ living in his own soul.' Saint Augustine, the celebrated theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from A.D. 396 until his death in A.D. 430, is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the Western world. Written in the form of a long prayer addressed directly to God, Augustine's Confessions, the remarkable chronicle of his conversion to Christianity, endures as the greatest spiritual autobiography of all time. 'Augustine possessed a strong, capacious, argumentative mind,' wrote Edward Gibbon. 'He boldly sounded the dark abyss of grace, predestination, free-will, and original sin.' And the eminent historian Jaroslav Pelikan remarked: 'There has, quite literally, been no century of the sixteen centuries since the conversion of Augustine in which he has not been a major intellectual, spiritual, and cultural force.'


2015-09-01

Talking the Walk & Walking the Talk

By Marc Shell
  • Full Title : Talking the Walk & Walking the Talk
  • Author : Marc Shell
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • ISBN Code : 0823256855
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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This book argues that we should regard walking and talking in a single rhythmic vision. In doing so, it contributes to the theory of prosody, our understanding of respiration and looking, and, in sum, to the particular links, across the board, between the human characteristics of bipedal walking and meaningful talk. The author first introduces the philosophical, neurological, anthropological, and aesthetic aspects of the subject in historical perspective, then focuses on rhetoric and introduces a tension between the small and large issues of rhythm. He thereupon turns his attention to the roles of breathing in poetry—as a life-and-death matter, with attention to beats and walking poems. This opens onto technical concepts from the classical traditions of rhetoric and philology. Turning to the relationship between prosody and motion, he considers both animals and human beings as both ostensibly able-bodied creatures and presumptively disabled ones. Finally, he looks at dancing and writing as aspects of walking and talking, with special attention to motion in Arabic and Chinese calligraphy. The final chapters of the book provide a series of interrelated representative case studies.


2020-08-05

Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

By Xing Lu
  • Full Title : Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
  • Author : Xing Lu
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN Code : 1643361481
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Now known to the Chinese as the "ten years of chaos," the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966–76) brought death to thousands of Chinese and persecution to millions. In Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution Xing Lu identifies the rhetorical practices and persuasive effects of the polarizing political language and symbolic practices used by Communist Party leaders to legitimize their use of power and violence to dehumanize people identified as class enemies. Lu provides close readings of the movement's primary texts—political slogans, official propaganda, wall posters, and the lyrics of mass songs and model operas. She also scrutinizes such ritualistic practices as the loyalty dance, denunciation rallies, political study sessions, and criticism and self-criticism meetings. Lu enriches her rhetorical analyses of these texts with her own story and that of her family, as well as with interviews conducted in China and the United States with individuals who experienced the Cultural Revolution during their teenage years. In her new preface, Lu expresses deep concern about recent nationalism, xenophobia, divisiveness, and violence instigated by the rhetoric of hatred and fear in the United States and across the globe. She hopes that by illuminating the way language shapes perception, thought, and behavior, this book will serve as a reminder of past mistakes so that we may avoid repeating them in the future.


2014-04-04

Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric

By Sonja K. Foss,Karen A. Foss,Robert Trapp
  • Full Title : Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric
  • Author : Sonja K. Foss,Karen A. Foss,Robert Trapp
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • ISBN Code : 1478622156
  • Pages : 395
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  • Language : English
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The anniversary edition marks thirty years of offering an indispensable review and analysis of thinkers who have exerted a profound influence on contemporary rhetorical theory: I. A. Richards, Ernesto Grassi, Chaïm Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca, Stephen Toulmin, Richard Weaver, Kenneth Burke, Jürgen Habermas, bell hooks, Jean Baudrillard, and Michel Foucault. The brief biographical sketches locate the theorists in time and place, showing how life experiences influenced perspectives on rhetorical thought. The concise explanations of complex concepts are clear, engaging, insightful, and highly accessible, serving as an excellent primer for reading the major works of these scholars. The critical commentary is carefully chosen to highlight implications and to place the theories within a broader rhetorical context. Each chapter ends with a complete bibliography of works by the theorists.


1986

John Rainold's Oxford Lectures on Aristotle's Rhetoric

By Aristoteles,John Rainolds
  • Full Title : John Rainold's Oxford Lectures on Aristotle's Rhetoric
  • Author : Aristoteles,John Rainolds
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780874132878
  • Pages : 469
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  • Language : English
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Published for the first time, these are the only university lectures known to have survived from sixteenth-century Oxford and the first major treatment of Aristotle's Rhetoric in England. Includes a critical edition of the Latin and Greek text, translation, commentary, and critical introduction.


2021-03-13

The Great Gatsby (with Audio & Text)

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Full Title : The Great Gatsby (with Audio & Text)
  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : East West Studio
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 500
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  • Language : English
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The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Set on the prosperous Long Island of 1922, The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative. That era, known for profound economic prosperity, the development of jazz music flapper culture, new technologies in communication (motion pictures, broadcast radio, recorded music) forging a genuine mass culture; and bootlegging, along with other criminal activity, is plausibly depicted in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald uses many of these societal developments of the 1920s that were to build Gatsby's stories from many of the simple details like automobiles to broader themes like Fitzgerald's discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby's fortune. Fitzgerald depicts the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing the book's plotline within the historical context of the era.


2012-04-02

Early Modern Women's Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty

By P. Pender
  • Full Title : Early Modern Women's Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty
  • Author : P. Pender
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137008016
  • Pages : 218
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  • Language : English
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An in-depth study of early modern women's modesty rhetoric from the English Reformation to the Restoration. This book provides new readings of modesty's gendered deployment in the works of Anne Askew, Katharine Parr, Mary Sidney, Aemilia Lanyer and Anne Bradstreet.


2018-02-06

Essays on Medieval Rhetoric

By Martin Camargo
  • Full Title : Essays on Medieval Rhetoric
  • Author : Martin Camargo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351219367
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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Originally published between 1981 and 2003, the thirteen essays collected here cover topics in medieval rhetoric from its origins in late antiquity through the end of the Middle Ages. Most of the essays are concerned with the teaching of prose composition, especially the art of letter writing known as the ars dictaminis, and many of them focus on specific textbooks that were used for such instruction, in particular those composed in England from the twelfth through the fifteenth centuries. Individual essays are devoted to works by major figures such as Saint Augustine, Peter of Blois, and Geoffrey of Vinsauf; to teaching programmes at important academic centres such as Oxford and Bologna; and to such topics as the relationship between the art of letter writing and the art of poetry, the oral dimension of medieval epistolography, the manuscript traditions of influential textbooks, medieval genre terminology, and the position of medieval rhetoric within a continuous disciplinary history rooted in classical rhetoric.


2010-05-01

Greek Rhetoric: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

By Oxford University Press
  • Full Title : Greek Rhetoric: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide
  • Author : Oxford University Press
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780199803163
  • Pages : 29
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  • Language : English
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.