Essays on Aristotle s Rhetoric

Essays on Aristotle s Rhetoric

The collection as a whole invites us to reassess the place of rhetoric in intellectual and political life.

Author: Matina Souretis Horner Distinguished Professor Radcliffe College Professor of Philosophy Amelie Oksenberg Rorty

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520202287

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 441

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Essays on Aristotle's Rhetoric offers a fresh and comprehensive assessment of a classic work. Aristotle's influence on the practice and theory of rhetoric, as it affects political and legal argumentation, has been continuous and far-reaching. This anthology presents Aristotle's Rhetoric in its original context, providing examples of the kind of oratory whose success Aristotle explains and analyzes. The contributors—eminent philosophers, classicists, and critics—assess the role and the techniques of rhetorical persuasion in philosophic discourse and in the public sphere. They connect Aristotle's Rhetoric to his other work on ethics and politics, as well as to his ideas on logic, psychology, and philosophy of language. The collection as a whole invites us to reassess the place of rhetoric in intellectual and political life.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Landmark Essays on Aristotelian Rhetoric

Landmark Essays on Aristotelian Rhetoric

This collection provides teachers and students with major works on Aristotelian rhetoric that are difficult to acquire and offers readers an opportunity to become active participants in today's deliberations about the merits of Aristotelian ...

Author: Richard Leo Enos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000150094

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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There is little doubt that Aristotle's Rhetoric has made a major impact on rhetoric and composition studies. This impact has not only been chronicled throughout the history of rhetoric, but has more recently been contested as contemporary rhetoricians reexamine Aristotelian rhetoric and its potential for facilitating contemporary oral and written expression. This volume contains the full text of Father William Grimaldi's monograph studies in the philosophy of Aristotle's Rhetoric. The eight essays presented here are divided into three rubrics: history and philosophical orientation, theoretical perspectives, and historical impact. This collection provides teachers and students with major works on Aristotelian rhetoric that are difficult to acquire and offers readers an opportunity to become active participants in today's deliberations about the merits of Aristotelian rhetoric for contemporary teaching and research.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Aristotle s Rhetoric

Aristotle s Rhetoric

This volume, composed of essays by internationally renowned philosophers and classicists, provides the first extensive examination of Aristotle's Rhetoric and its subject matter in many years.

Author: David J. Furley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400872879

Category: Philosophy

Page: 340

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In the field of philosophy, Plato's view of rhetoric as a potentially treacherous craft has long overshadowed Aristotle's view, which focuses on rhetoric as an independent discipline that relates in complex ways to dialectic and logic and to ethics and moral psychology. This volume, composed of essays by internationally renowned philosophers and classicists, provides the first extensive examination of Aristotle's Rhetoric and its subject matter in many years. One aim is to locate both Aristotle's treatise and its subject within the more general context of his philosophical treatment of other disciplines, including moral and political theory as well as poetics. The contributors also seek to illuminate the structure of Aristotle's own conception of rhetoric as presented in his treatise. The first section of the book, which deals with the arguments of rhetoric, contains essays by M. F. Burnyeat and Jacques Brunschwig. A section treating the status of the art of rhetoric features pieces by Eckart Schütrumpf, Jürgen Sprute, M. M. McCabe, and Glenn W. Most. Essays by John M. Cooper, Stephen Halliwell, and Jean-Louis Labarrière address topics related to rhetoric, ethics, and politics. The final section, on rhetoric and literary art, comprises essays by Alexander Nehamas and André Laks. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Philosophy

Essays on Aristotle s Poetics

Essays on Aristotle s Poetics

This collection of essays locates Aristotle's analysis of tragedy in its larger philosophical context.

Author: Amélie Rorty

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691014981

Category: Philosophy

Page: 435

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This collection of essays locates Aristotle's analysis of tragedy in its larger philosophical context. Philosophers, classicists, and literary critics connect the Poetics to Taristoltle's psychology and history, ethics an politics. There are discussions of plot and the unity of action, character and fictional necessity, catharsis, pity and fear, and aesthetic pleasure.
Categories: Philosophy

Rhetoric

Rhetoric

In his famous essay Rhetoric, Aristotle outlines the three basic elements of the rhetorical arts: logos, pathos, and ethos; or logic, emotion, and ethics (truth).

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781616403072

Category: Philosophy

Page: 194

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Students of language, politics, religion, and philosophy have always turned to Aristotle, attributed with one of the greatest intellectual minds that ever lived, for answers and the dissection of seemingly natural phenomena. Aristotle and his contemporaries considered rhetorical skills-the ability to give speeches and make persuasive arguments-one of the most important a scholar could possess. In his famous essay Rhetoric, Aristotle outlines the three basic elements of the rhetorical arts: logos, pathos, and ethos; or logic, emotion, and ethics (truth). This pyramid makes up the tenets of rhetoric which are still taught today, along with Aristotle's examinations on how to interpret and compose effective speeches and presentations. Aristotle (384 Bi322 Be was a member of the triad of great Greek philosophers: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great, Aristotle is considered the authority originator of many philosophical ideas and teachings. Famous today for works such as Politics, Poetics, Rhetoric, and Metaphysics, his many writings cover a wide range of subjects, ranging from literature, art, music, and politics to physics, zoology, biology, and the scientific method.
Categories: Philosophy

Rereading Aristotle s Rhetoric

Rereading Aristotle s Rhetoric

In this collection edited by Alan G. Gross and Arthur E. Walzer, scholars in communication, rhetoric and composition, and philosophy seek to “reread” Aristotle’s Rhetoric from a purely rhetorical perspective.

Author: Alan G. Gross

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 080932847X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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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 “reread” Aristotle’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 “all subsequent rhetorical theory is but a series of responses to issues raised by the central work.” 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Aristotle s Art of Rhetoric

Aristotle s  Art of Rhetoric

In three sections, Aristotle discusses what rhetoric is, as well as the three kinds of rhetoric (deliberative, judicial, and epideictic), the three rhetorical modes of persuasion, and the diction, style, and necessary parts of a successful ...

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226591766

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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For more than two thousand years. Aristotle’s “Art of Rhetoric” has shaped thought on the theory and practice of rhetoric, the art of persuasive speech. In three sections, Aristotle discusses what rhetoric is, as well as the three kinds of rhetoric (deliberative, judicial, and epideictic), the three rhetorical modes of persuasion, and the diction, style, and necessary parts of a successful speech. Throughout, Aristotle defends rhetoric as an art and a crucial tool for deliberative politics while also recognizing its capacity to be misused by unscrupulous politicians to mislead or illegitimately persuade others. Here Robert C. Bartlett offers a literal, yet easily readable, new translation of Aristotle’s “Art of Rhetoric,” one that takes into account important alternatives in the manuscript and is fully annotated to explain historical, literary, and other allusions. Bartlett’s translation is also accompanied by an outline of the argument of each book; copious indexes, including subjects, proper names, and literary citations; a glossary of key terms; and a substantial interpretive essay.
Categories: Philosophy

Essays on the Foundations of Aristotelian Political Science

Essays on the Foundations of Aristotelian Political Science

Emphasizing contemporary relevance and following Aristotle himself, this volume proceeds on the premise that the human sciences do not seek simply to increase knowledge but rather to benefit human life.

Author: Richard Bodéüs

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520067118

Category: History

Page: 255

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A surprising range of scholars return to the works of Aristotle as a source of fresh perspectives on their disciplines. Furthering that aim, an eclectic group of classicists and political scientists discusses the importance of Aristotle's political and ethical writings--for example, the Poetics, the Rhetoric, the Politics, and ethical and historical treatises--to contemporary approaches in political and social science. The collection examines underlying concepts such as production, race, class, and gender, as well as more traditional Aristotelian topics such as justice, monarchy and democracy, and the relationship between law and constitution. Emphasizing contemporary relevance and following Aristotle himself, this volume proceeds on the premise that the human sciences do not seek simply to increase knowledge but rather to benefit human life. A surprising range of scholars return to the works of Aristotle as a source of fresh perspectives on their disciplines. Furthering that aim, an eclectic group of classicists and political scientists discusses the importance of Aristotle's political and ethical writings--for example, the Poetics, the Rhetoric, the Politics, and ethical and historical treatises--to contemporary approaches in political and social science. The collection examines underlying concepts such as production, race, class, and gender, as well as more traditional Aristotelian topics such as justice, monarchy and democracy, and the relationship between law and constitution. Emphasizing contemporary relevance and following Aristotle himself, this volume proceeds on the premise that the human sciences do not seek simply to increase knowledge but rather to benefit human life.
Categories: History

An Introduction to Aristotle s Rhetoric

An Introduction to Aristotle s Rhetoric

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Author: Edward Meredith Cope

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002425069

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Page: 464

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Peripatetic Rhetoric After Aristotle

Peripatetic Rhetoric After Aristotle

Contributors to this volume include Maroun Aouad, Lucia Calboli Montefusco, Thomas Conley, Tiziano Dorandi, Lawrence D. Green, Doreen C. Innes, George A. Kennedy, Michael Leff, and Eckart Schutrumpf.

Author: William Wall Fortenbaugh

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412830664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 415

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Interest in ancient rhetoric and its relevance to modern society has increased dramatically over recent decades. In North America, departments of speech and communications have experienced a noticeable renaissance of concern with ancient sources. On both sides of the Atlantic, numerous journals devoted to the history of rhetoric are now being published. Throughout, Aristotle's central role has been acknowledged, and there is also a growing awareness of the contributions made by Theophrastus and the Peripatetics. Peripatetic Rhetoric After Aristotle responds to this recent interest in rhetoric and peripatetic theory. The chapters provide new insights into Peripatetic influence on different periods and cultures: Greece and Rome, the Syrian- and Arabic-speaking worlds, Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and the international scene today. Contributors to this volume include Maroun Aouad, Lucia Calboli Montefusco, Thomas Conley, Tiziano Dorandi, Lawrence D. Green, Doreen C. Innes, George A. Kennedy, Michael Leff, and Eckart Schutrumpf. This comprehensive analysis of the history of rhetoric ranges from the early Hellenistic period to the present day. It will be of significant interest to classicists, philosophers, and cultural historians.
Categories: Literary Criticism

From Puzzles to Principles

From Puzzles to Principles

In From Puzzles to Principles? May Sim gathers experts to argue both these positions and offer a variety of interpretive possibilities.

Author: May Sim

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739100297

Category: Philosophy

Page: 251

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Scholars of classical philosophy have long disputed whether Aristotle was a dialectical thinker. Most agree that Aristotle contrasts dialectical reasoning with demonstrative reasoning, where the former reasons from generally accepted opinions and the latter reasons from the true and primary. Starting with a grasp on truth, demonstration never relinquishes it. Starting with opinion, how could dialectical reasoning ever reach truth, much less the truth about first principles? Is dialectic then an exercise that reiterates the prejudices of one's times and at best allows one to persuade others by appealing to these prejudices, or is it the royal road to first principles and philosophical wisdom? In From Puzzles to Principles? May Sim gathers experts to argue both these positions and offer a variety of interpretive possibilities. The contributors' thoughtful reflections on the nature and limits of dialectic should play a crucial role in Aristotelian scholarship.
Categories: Philosophy

Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse

Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse

Com­mon to the varied approaches and view­points expressed in this volume is one central theme: the 20th-century revival of rhetoric entails a recovery of the clas­sical tradition, with its marriage of a rich and fully articulated theory ...

Author: Robert Connors

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809311348

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 291

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Eighteen essays by leading scholars in English, speech communication, educa­tion, and philosophy explore the vitality of the classical rhetorical tradition and its influence on both contemporary dis­course studies and the teaching of writing. Some of the essays investigate the­oretical and historical issues. Others show the bearing of classical rhetoric on contemporary problems in composition, thus blending theory and practice. Com­mon to the varied approaches and view­points expressed in this volume is one central theme: the 20th-century revival of rhetoric entails a recovery of the clas­sical tradition, with its marriage of a rich and fully articulated theory with an equally efficacious practice. A preface demonstrates the contribution of Ed­ward P. J. Corbett to the 20th-century re­vival, and a last chapter includes a bibli­ography of his works.
Categories: Literary Collections

Aristotle and Metaphor

Aristotle and Metaphor

Bruge , Elisabetta , “ Semiotics of the Metaphor as Used by Aristotle . ” Semiosis .
Internationale Zeitchrift fur Semiotik und Asthetik . 226/1 ( 1981 ) : 40-45 .
Brunschwig , Jacques . “ Aristotle's Rhetoric as a ' Counterpart ' to Dialectic . ”
Essays ...

Author: Sara Joanne Newman

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00527933I

Category:

Page: 562

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The Ethics of Aristotle Illustrated with Essays and Notes by Alexander Grant

The Ethics of Aristotle Illustrated with Essays and Notes by Alexander Grant

Aristotle, Alexander Grant. It will suffice for the present purpose to make a few
remarks on the Sophistical rhetoric in its relation to life and modes of thought .
Two separate tendencies seem to have manifested themselves from the very
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Author: Aristotle

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNR:CR102001302

Category: Ethics

Page: 512

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Categories: Ethics

Virtues of Authenticity

Virtues of Authenticity

"I cannot imagine that any scholar of Plato is unfamiliar with the work of Alexander Nehamas, but few will know all of these essays. It is a great boon to have them all collected and published under one cover.

Author: Alexander Nehamas

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691001782

Category: Philosophy

Page: 372

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The eminent philosopher and classical scholar Alexander Nehamas presents here a collection of his most important essays on Plato and Socrates. The papers are unified in theme by the idea that Plato's central philosophical concern in metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics was to distinguish the authentic from the fake, the original from its imitations. In approach, the collection displays Nehamas's characteristic combination of analytical rigor and sensitivity to the literary form and dramatic effect of Plato's work. Together, the papers represent Nehamas's distinct and original contributions to scholarship on Plato and Socrates and serve as a comprehensive introduction to the thought of these two philosophers. In the book's opening section, Nehamas discusses Plato's representation of Socrates as a model of authentic human goodness, showing that Plato's Socrates is a more skeptical, troubling, and individualistic thinker than is usually supposed. The papers in the second section form a sustained defense of a new and important understanding of Plato's theory of the forms and the evolution of that theory in Plato's later writings. The third section examines Plato's contention that popular entertainment--by which he meant Greek epic and tragic poetry--misleads its audience into a debased life, an argument Nehamas relates to modern anxieties about television and other forms of popular culture. The collection also includes a discussion of Plato's use of the dialogue form in his representation of Socrates and carefully examines the combination of literary and philosophical elements in his work. Nehamas argues in the book that Plato's specific judgments of what is authentic are often flawed, but that his idea of authenticity as the mark of truth, beauty, and goodness is stronger than many modern scholars have assumed. In drawing together Nehamas's many influential ideas about Plato and Socrates, Virtues of Authenticity is a major contribution to the study of ancient Greek philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Plato Gorgias And Aristotle Rhetoric

Plato   Gorgias   And  Aristotle   Rhetoric

English translations of "Gorgias" and "Rhetoric", which, by juxtaposing the two texts, creates an interesting "conversation" Plato's questioning of what is problematic in rhetoric and Aristotle's response on what makes rhetoric useful.

Author: Plato

Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company

ISBN: 1585102997

Category: Philosophy

Page: 293

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By pairing translations of Gorgias and Rhetoric, along with an outstanding introductory essay, Joe Sachs demonstrates Aristotle's response to Plato. If in the Gorgias Plato probes the question of what is problematic in rhetoric, in Rhetoric, Aristotle continues the thread by looking at what makes rhetoric useful. By juxtaposing the two texts, an interesting “conversation” is illuminated—one which students of philosophy and rhetoric will find key in their analytical pursuits.
Categories: Philosophy

Poetics and Rhetoric

Poetics and Rhetoric

Aristotle. Furley, David J., and Alexander Nehamas, eds. Aristotle's Rhetoric:
Philosophical Essays. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994. Garver,
Eugene. Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character. Chicago: University of Chicago
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Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

ISBN: 1593083076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 517

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The texts of Aristotle's classic studies of drama and oratorical skill are accompanied by an analysis of their contents and an introductory essay.
Categories: Literary Criticism