George Campbell: Rhetoric in the Age of Enlightenment
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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Foundations and Influences
Faculties and Types of Discourse
Imagination Resemblance and Vivacity
Reputable National Present
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