Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric: 30th Anniversary Edition

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Waveland Press, Apr 4, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 395 pages
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 The anniversary edition marks thirty years of offering an indispensable review and analysis of thinkers who have exerted a profound influence on contemporary rhetorical theory: I. A. Richards, Ernesto Grassi, Chaïm Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca, Stephen Toulmin, Richard Weaver, Kenneth Burke, Jürgen Habermas, bell hooks, Jean Baudrillard, and Michel Foucault. The brief biographical sketches locate the theorists in time and place, showing how life experiences influenced perspectives on rhetorical thought. The concise explanations of complex concepts are clear, engaging, insightful, and highly accessible, serving as an excellent primer for reading the major works of these scholars. The critical commentary is carefully chosen to highlight implications and to place the theories within a broader rhetorical context. Each chapter ends with a complete bibliography of works by the theorists.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Rhetoric
1
Chapter 2 I A Richards
19
Chapter 3 Ernesto Grassi
51
Chapter 4 Chaïm Perelman and Lucie OlbrechtsTyteca
79
Chapter 5 Stephen Toulmin
115
Chapter 6 Richard M Weaver
153
Chapter 7 Kenneth Burke
185
Chapter 8 Jürgen Habermas
233
Chapter 9 bell hooks
267
Chapter 10 Jean Baudrillard
303
Chapter 11 Michel Foucault
343
Index
385
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