Future of Invention, The: Rhetoric, Postmodernism, and the Problem of Change
The Future of Invention links classical rhetorical practices of invention with the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida and proposes that some of the most crucial implications of postmodern theory have gone largely unattended. Drawing on such classical rhetorical concepts as doxa, imitation, kairos, and topos, and engaging key works by Aristotle, Plato, the Sophists, and others, John Muckelbauer demonstrates how rhetorical invention can offer a nondialectical, “affirmative” sense of change that invites us to rethink the ways in which we read, write, and respond to others.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
actual affirmative sense Antonio Negri approach Aristotle Aristotle’s articulation attempt audience analysis become chapter claims common concept concerned confusion contemporary contingent Copy course critique Deleuze demonstrate Derrida dialectical dialogue differential discussion distinction doxa dynamics effect emerges emphasis enables encounter enthymeme episteme ethical example explains explicitly extraction fact force function Gilles Deleuze Gorgias humanist identifying imitation immanent important inclination indicates innovation inspiration instance Jacques Derrida kairos kind knowledge logic mimesis movement negation objective offer one’s orientation overcome particular pedagogy persuasion philosophical Plato postmodern postmodern challenge practice precisely preexisting problem produce proposition provoke question Quintilian reading reason relation rendering repeat repetition repetition-of-the-same reproduce resemblance response result rhetorical invention rhetorical situation scholars scholarship signifying content simply Simulacrum singular rhythms situatedness situation social Socrates sophist specific structure student style of engagement Theatetus thing tion tive topics topoi topos tradition understanding variation words writing