From Logic to Rhetoric

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John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1986 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 147 pages
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What is language, and how has it been conceived since Frege? How did the development of thought about language lead to a renewed interest in rhetoric in the twentieth century and ultimately to the 'problematological synthesis'? These are the main questions treated in this book. A constant intertwining of historical and topical viewpoints characterizes the author's approach.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
LANGUAGE AND LOGIC
3
2 RUSSELLS SYNTHESIS
17
FROM TRUTH TABLES TO ORDINARY LANGUAGE AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF GENERALIZED ANALYTICITY
35
4 HINTIKKA OR THE THEORY OF POSSIBLE WORLDS
65
LANGUAGE AND CONTEXT
85
6 DIALECTIC AND QUESTIONING
99
7 ARGUMENTATION IN THE LIGHT OF A THEORY OF QUESTIONING
115
FOOTNOTES
137
REFERENCES
143
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About the author (1986)

Michel Meyer is Professor of Philosophy at the Free University of Brussels and the University of Mons. He is the author of many books, including From Logic to Rhetoric, From Metaphysics to Rhetoric, Meaning and Reading, Of Problematology, Questions and Questioning, and Rhetoric, Language, and Reason (1994, also published by Penn State Press).

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