A Companion to Greek Rhetoric by Ian Worthington PDF

By Ian Worthington

Is entire advisor to historic Greek rhetoric is outstanding either in its chronological diversity and the breadth of subject matters it covers. strains the increase of rhetoric and its makes use of from Homer to Byzantium Covers wider-ranging issues similar to rhetoric's dating to wisdom, ethics, faith, legislations, and emotion contains new fabric giving us clean insights into how the Greeks observed and used rhetoric Discusses the assumption of rhetoric and examines the prestige of rhetoric experiences, current and destiny All quotations from historic assets are translated into English

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Cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8058-1069-2 (C) 1. Persuasion (Rhetoric) 2. Fallacies (Logic) 3. Speech acts (Linguistics) 4. Communication–Philosophy. I. Grootendorst, Rob. II. Title. 41–dc20 91–40241 CIP Publisher’s Note The publisher has gone to great lengths to ensure the quality of this reprint but points out that some imperfections in the original may be apparent. ” Reasoned change in view should not be conflated with logical proof of a conclusion. In our opinion, the dissociation from logic should even be carried one step further.

7Cf. van Eemeren (1987). 8Following Toulmin (1976), one could roughly distinguish between (formal) “geometrical,” (empirical) “anthropological,” and (transcendental) “critical” perspectives on reasonableness, roughly underlying logical, rhetorical, and dialectical approaches to argumentation, respectively. 9Willard’s theory of argumentation provides a good example of an epistemo-rhetorical approach: “rhetoric as epistemic” (1989). Linking together argument and knowledge is a strategy that has been part of Willard’s rhetorical approach to rationality ever since Argumentation and the Social Grounds of Knowledge (1983).

In our opinion, the dissociation from logic should even be carried one step further. If it is argumentative inference that we are interested in, reasoned change is to be put in the context of communication where one party attempts to convince the other party of the acceptability of a standpoint. This does not mean that logic has no part to play in the study of argumentation. A difference of opinion can only be resolved if the argumentative discourse complies with a variety of norms for critical discussion.

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