Rhetoric and Hermeneutics in Our Time: A Reader

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Walter Jost, Michael J. Hyde
Yale University Press, 1997 - Philosophy - 406 pages
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This thought-provoking book initiates a dialogue among scholars in rhetoric and hermeneutics in many areas of the humanities. Twenty leading thinkers explore the ways these two powerful disciplines inform each other and influence a wide variety of intellectual fields. Walter Jost and Michael J. Hyde organize pivotal topics in rhetoric and hermeneutics with originality and coherence, dividing their book into four sections: Locating the Disciplines; Inventions and Applications; Arguments and Narratives; and Civic Discourse and Critical Theory.

Contributors to this volume include Hans-Georg Gadamer (one of whose pieces is here translated into English for the first time), Paul Ricoeur, Gerald L. Bruns, Charles Altieri, Richard E. Palmer, Calvin O. Schrag,.Victoria Kahn, Eugene Garver, Michael Leff, Nancy S. Streuver, Wendy Olmsted, David Tracy, Donald G. Marshall, Allen Scult, Rita Copeland, William Rehg, and Steven Mailloux.

For readers across the humanities, the book demonstrates the usefulness of rhetorical and hermeneutic approaches in literary, philosophical, legal, religious, and political thinking. With its stimulating new perspectives on the revival and interrelation of both rhetoric and hermeneutics, this collection is sure to serve as a benchmark for years to come.
 

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Contents

Rhetoric and Hermeneutics
1
Rhetoric and Hermeneutics
45
RhetoricPoeticsHermeneutics
60
On the Tragedy of Hermeneutical Experience
73
to Rhetorical Theory
90
What Hermeneutics Can Offer Rhetoric
108
Hermeneutical Circles Rhetorical Triangles
132
Humanism and the Resistance to Theory
149
Indeterminacy
235
Augustines Search
254
Rhetoric Hermeneutics and the Interpretation
275
The Dilemma
290
Rhetoric Hermeneutics and IdeologyCritique
313
Rhetoric and the Politics of the Literal Sense
335
Reason and Rhetoric in Habermas s Theory
358
The Pragmatic
378

Rhetoric Hermeneutics and Prudence in
171
Hermeneutical Rhetoric
196

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About the author (1997)

Walter Jost is associate professor of English at the University of Virginia. Michael J. Hyde is University Professor of Communication Ethics at Wake Forest University.

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