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Rhetoric of Western Thought

Rhetoric of Western Thought - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0787299675

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ISBN13: 978-0787299675
ISBN10: 0787299677
Edition: 8TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co.
Published: 2004
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Rhetoric of Western Thought - 8TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787299675

James Golden, Goodwin Berquist, William Coleman and J. Michael Sproule

ISBN13: 978-0787299675
ISBN10: 0787299677
Edition: 8TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co.
Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This new eighth edition of The Rhetoric of Western Thought enhances its traditional strengths by organizing the material to reflect both the unity and the diversity of rhetoric's history, theory, and practice.

Features New to This Edition :

  • Reorganization of content resulting in five somewhat overlapping, but distinct lines of contemporary rhetorical theory and practice
  • Rhetoric Centered upon Language and Meaning
  • Rhetoric Centered upon Argument
  • Rhetoric as Discourse in Postmodern Flux
  • Rhetoric as a Discourse of PoliticalCultural Change
  • Rhetoric Reaching for New Lines of Synthesis
  • New introduction On the Social Origins of Rhetoric and Rhetorical Systems makes clear the historical and cultural processes by which rhetoric evolved and developed around the world
  • New essays that deepen and expand the understanding of rhetoric's unity and diversity
  • "Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe" by Joel McKim
  • "The Cherokee Way: A Rhetorical Analysis of Principal Chief Chadwick A. Corntassel' Smith's Speech 'Let Us Build One Fire'" by Lynda D. Dixon
  • "Intercultural Rhetoric" by Alberto Gonzalez
  • "Oratory, Democracy, and the Culture of Participation" by J. Michael Sproule

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Authors and Contributors

INTRODUCTION: ON THE SOCIAL ORIGINS OF RHETORIC AND RHETORICAL SYSTEMS

PART 1 CLASSICAL RHETORICAL THEORY

Major Figures
Key Concepts
CHAPTER 1: The World of Greece and Rome
Aeschines and Demosthenes
Women s Role in Rhetorical Traditions, by Beth Waggenspack
Aspasia of Miletus, by Beth Waggenspack
CHAPTER 2: Plato s Moral-Philosophical View of Rhetoric
CHAPTER 3: The Scientific Approach of Aristotle
CHAPTER 4: The Education of the Citizen-Orator: Isocrates, Cicero, Quintilian
CHAPTER 5: The Christianization of Rhetorical Thought from Roman Times to the Renaissance
Women/s Rhetoric from Medieval to Enlightenment Times, by Beth Waggenspack

PART 2 BRITISH/CONTINENTAL THEORY AND ENLIGHTENMENT RHETORIC

Major Figures
Key Concepts
CHAPTER 6: Neoclassicism, the Belletristic Movement, and the Rhetoric of Hugh Blair
Prelude to the Platform: Woman s Transition to the Public Sphere, by Beth Waggenspack
CHAPTER 7: The Epistemologists
Descartes vs. Vico: Debate on the Theory of Knowledge
CHAPTER 8: The Rhetorics of Campbell and Whately
CHAPTER 9: The Elocutionary Movement
CHAPTER 10: Enlightenment Rhetoric in America
John Quincy Adams Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory
CHAPTER 11: Women Emerge as Speakers: Nineteenth-Century Transformations of Women s Role in the Public Arena, by Beth Waggenspack

PART 3 CONTEMPORARY RHETORICAL THEORY

Major Figures
Key Concepts
SECTION A Rhetoric Centered upon Language and Meaning
CHAPTER 12: I.A. Richards and a Meaning-Centered Theory of Rhetoric
The Significant Symbol
CHAPTER 13: Kenneth Burke s Theory of Dramatistic Rhetoric
Kenneth Burke and the New Rhetoric, by Marie Hochmuth Nichols
Dramatism, by Kenneth Burke
CHAPTER 14: Richard Weaver and Rhetoric as Value
Language Is Sermonic, by Richard M. Weaver
CHAPTER 15: The Rhetorics of Ernesto Grassi and Jurgen Habermas
SECTION B Rhetoric Centered upon Argument
CHAPTER 16: Stephen Toulmin on the Nature of Argument
Toulmin on Argument: An Interpretation and Application, by Wayne E. Brockriede and Douglas Ehninger
Toulmin s Human Understanding, Volume I
Toulmin on Formal and Substantive Logic
Logic and the Criticism of Arguments, by Stephen Toulmin
CHAPTER 17: Chaim Perelman on Practical Reasoning
The New Rhetoric: A Theory of Practical Reasoning, by Chaim Perelman
CHAPTER 18: Michel Meyer and a Problematic Theory of Rhetoric
SECTION C Rhetoric as Discourse in Postmodern Flux
CHAPTER 19: Toward a Rhetoric for the New Millennium
CHAPTER 20: Marshall McLuhan on the Medium and the Message
CHAPTER 21: Michel Foucault on Knowledge and Inquiry
CHAPTER 22: Berlin s Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Problem of a Postmodern Monumental Rhetoric, by Joel McKim
SECTION D Rhetoric as a Discourse of Political-Cultural Change
CHAPTER 23: Protest Rhetoric and Social Movements
CHAPTER 24: The Cherokee Way: A Rhetorical Analysis of Principal Chief Chadwick A. Corntassel Smith s Speech Let Us Build One Fire, by Lynda Dee Dixon
CHAPTER 25: The Study of African American Rhetoric, by Melbourne S. Cummings and Jack L. Daniel
CHAPTER 26: Into the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary irections in Women s Rhetoric, by Beth Waggenspack
SECTION E Rhetoric Reaching for New Lines of Synthesis
CHAPTER 27: Intercultural Rhetoric, by Alberto Gonzalez and Hsin-I (Cynthia) Cheng
CHAPTER 28: Cultural Assumptions of East and West: Japan and the United States, by Roichi Okabe
CHAPTER 29: Information and Knowledge On-Line: Teaching and Learning in the Communication Age, by Thomas A. McCain
CHAPTER 30: Oratory, Democracy, and the Culture of Participation, by J. Michael Sproule
Index

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