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The Ethical Fantasy of Rhetorical Theory (Composition, Literacy, and Culture)

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Despite its centrality to its field, there is no consensus regarding what rhetorical theory is and why it matters. The Ethical Fantasy of Rhetorical Theory presents a critical examination of rhetorical theory throughout history, in order to develop a unifying vision for the field. Demonstrating that theorists have always been skeptical of yet committed to "truth" (however fantastic), Ira Allen develops rigorous notions of truth and of a "troubled freedom" that spring from rhetoric’s depths. In a sweeping analysis from the sophists Aristotle, and Cicero through Kenneth Burke, Chaïm Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca, and contemporary scholars in English, communication, and rhetoric’s other disciplinary homes, Allen offers a novel definition of rhetorical theory: as the self-consciously ethical study of how humans and other symbolic animals negotiate constraints.  
Request Code : ZLIBIO3185628
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Year:
2018
Edition:
1
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Language:
English
Pages:
328
ISBN 10:
0822965364
ISBN 13:
9780822965367
ISBN:
0822965364,9780822965367

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