Rereading Aristotle's Rhetoric

Rereading Aristotle's Rhetoric

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In this collection edited by Alan G. Gross and Arthur E. Walzer, scholars in communication, rhetoric and composition, and philosophy seek to a€œrereada€ Aristotlea€™s Rhetoric from a purely rhetorical perspective. So important do these contributors find the Rhetoric, in fact, that a core tenet in this book is that a€œall subsequent rhetorical theory is but a series of responses to issues raised by the central work.a€ The essays reflect on questions basic to rhetoric as a humanistic discipline. Some explore the ways in which the Rhetoric explicates the nature of the art of rhetoric, noting that on this issue, the tensions within the Rhetoric often provide a direct passageway into our own conflicts.The essay contests recent readings of the Rhetoric that claim that for Aristotle rhetoric is constitutive of politics by arguing ... Properly understood, this relationship (I will argue) is quite different from that supposed by recent commentators whoanbsp;...

Title:Rereading Aristotle's Rhetoric
Author:Alan G. Gross, Arthur E. Walzer
Publisher:SIU Press - 2008-02-20


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