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The Resource Rhetoric : an historical introduction, Wendy Olmsted

Rhetoric : an historical introduction, Wendy Olmsted

Label
Rhetoric : an historical introduction
Title
Rhetoric
Title remainder
an historical introduction
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Olmsted
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This introduction to the art of rhetoric argues that knowledge of rhetoric improves deliberation about particular issues and problems. By mastering rhetorical concepts and modes of argument, readers can address the sometimes turbulent circumstances in their own lives, times, and fields of study. But because rhetoric speaks to the demands of the moment, it must be practiced with an understanding of its historical context. The author provides an intellectual frame for understanding the history and conceptual foundations of rhetoric and gives a strong sense of the ways classic rhetorical texts continue to influence us by providing contexts and resources for contemporary debates. The texts, which range from Aristotle's Rhetoric to Edward H. Levi's An Introduction to Legal Reasoning and Danielle S. Allen's Talking to Strangers serve simultaneously as models of persuasion and as thoughtful considerations of how rhetoric works."--Book cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olmsted, Wendy
Dewey number
808
Index
index present
LC call number
PN183
LC item number
.O46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Rhetoric
Label
Rhetoric : an historical introduction, Wendy Olmsted
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rhetorician : demagogue or statesman? Plato's Gorgias and Aristotle's Rhetoric -- Eloquence, persuasion, and invention : Cicero's De oratore -- Rhetoric and the search for God : Augustine's On Christian doctrine and confessions -- Practical reason or self-interested calculation? : Cicero's On duties and Machiavelli's Prince -- Tradition and invention : Bacon's aphorisms and the Essays -- Deception, strong speech, and mild discourse in Milton's early prose and Paradise lost -- Prudence and eloquence in Jane Austen's Persuasion -- Literary criticism and rhetorical invention : Wayne C. Booth's The rhetoric of fiction and Stephen Greenblatt's Marvelous possessions -- Faction, and politics, and rhetorical invention : Eugene Garver's For the sake of argument and Danielle S. Allen's Talking to strangers -- Legal reasoning, historical contingency, and change : Edward H. Levi's An introduction to legal reasoning
Control code
61684132
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 157 pages
Isbn
9781405117739
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2005026435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9781405117722 (hbk)
  • 9781405117739 (pbk)
Label
Rhetoric : an historical introduction, Wendy Olmsted
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rhetorician : demagogue or statesman? Plato's Gorgias and Aristotle's Rhetoric -- Eloquence, persuasion, and invention : Cicero's De oratore -- Rhetoric and the search for God : Augustine's On Christian doctrine and confessions -- Practical reason or self-interested calculation? : Cicero's On duties and Machiavelli's Prince -- Tradition and invention : Bacon's aphorisms and the Essays -- Deception, strong speech, and mild discourse in Milton's early prose and Paradise lost -- Prudence and eloquence in Jane Austen's Persuasion -- Literary criticism and rhetorical invention : Wayne C. Booth's The rhetoric of fiction and Stephen Greenblatt's Marvelous possessions -- Faction, and politics, and rhetorical invention : Eugene Garver's For the sake of argument and Danielle S. Allen's Talking to strangers -- Legal reasoning, historical contingency, and change : Edward H. Levi's An introduction to legal reasoning
Control code
61684132
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 157 pages
Isbn
9781405117739
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2005026435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9781405117722 (hbk)
  • 9781405117739 (pbk)

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