Rhetorical Ethics and Internetworked Writing

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 203 pages
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Rhetorical Ethics and Internetworked Writing develops rhetoric theory as a heuristic tool for addressing the new ethical and legal complexities cyberwriters and writing teachers face on the Internet and World Wide Web. Porter conceptualizes rhetoric as an ethical operation (first by examining the rhetoric-ethics relationship in classical and modern rhetoric, then by turning to postmodern ethics, which revives a casuistic approach to ethics). In the second half of the book, Porter considers special cases involving electronic discourse on the networks that challenge or undermine conventional print-based law and ethics.
 

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Contents

Ethics in Inter net worked Writing Classrooms and Communities
1
Rhetoric and Writing Classical and Modern Views
23
Rhetoric and Writing Postmodern Views
49
Complicating Rhetorical Ethical Stances
71
Legal and Ethical Issues in Cyberspace
101
The Exercise of Critical Rhetorical Ethics
133
Framing Postmodern Commitment and Solidarity
149
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