The Ethics of Rhetoric

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Psychology Press, 1985 - 234 páginas
Weaver's Ethics of Rhetoric, originally published in 1953, has been called his most important statement on the ethical and cultural role of rhetoric. A strong advocate of cultural conservatism, Weaver (1910-1953) argued strongly for the role of liberal studies in the face of what he saw as the encroachments of modern scientific and technological forces in society. He was particularly opposed to sociology. In rhetoric he drew many of his ideas from Plato, especially his Phaedrus.

As a result, all the main strands of Weaver's thought can be seen in this volume, beginning with his essay on the Phaedrus and proceeding through his discussion of evolution in the 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial." In addition, this book includes studies of Lincoln, Burke, and Milton, and remarks about sociology and some proposals for modern rhetoric. Each essay poses issues still under discussion today.
 

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THE PHAEDRUS AND THE NATURE OF RHETORIC
3
DIALECTIC AND RHETORIC AT DAYTON TENNESSEE
27
EDMUND BURKE AND THE ARGUMENT FROM CIRCUMSTANCE
55
ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE ARGUMENT FROM DEFINITION
85
SOME RHETORICAL ASPECTS OF GRAMMATICAL CATEGORIES
115
MILTONS HEROIC PROSE
143
THE SPACIOUSNESS OF OLD RHETORIC
164
THE RHETORIC OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
186
ULTIMATE TERMS IN CONTEMPORARY RHETORIC
211
INDEX
233

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