George Campbell: Rhetoric in the Age of Enlightenment

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SUNY Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 175 pages
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This introductory book on George Campbell discusses details of his life and his intellectual milieu, including his role in the Scottish Enlightenment in Aberdeen. In addition, Arthur E. Walzer provides a thorough examination of Campbell's Philosophy of Rhetoric, the most important work in rhetorical theory of the Enlightenment. Brief analyses of Campbell's Dissertation on Miracles and Lectures on Pulpit Eloquence are also given.
 

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Contents

Minister Theologian Professor
5
Foundations and Influences
15
Faculties and Types of Discourse
33
Logic Reasoning
49
Imagination Resemblance and Vivacity
65
The Seven
75
Reputable National Present
89
Vivacity and Animation
103
Dissertation on Miracles
111
Review of the Scholarship and Conclusions
127
Notes
153
Index
171
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Walzer is Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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