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The History and Theory of Rhetoric an Introduction 2Ed

The History and Theory of Rhetoric an Introduction 2Ed

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Preface xiii
1
AnOverview of Rhetoric
1
Rhetoric
and
Persuasion
3
Defining Rhetoric
5
Rhetorical Discourse
7
Rhetoric Is Planned 8Rhetoric
Is
Adapted to an Audience 8Rhetoric Reveals Human Motives
10
Rhetoric Is Responsive
1
1
Rhetoric Seeks Persuasion 12
Social
Functions of the Art of Rhetoric
15
Rhetoric Tests Ideas 16Rhetoric Assists Advocacy 17Rhetoric Distributes Power 18Rhetoric Discovers Facts 20Rhetoric Shapes Knowledge 21
Rhetoric
Builds Community 22
Conclusion 23Questions for Review
25
Questions for Discussion
26
Terms 28
2
The
Origins
and
Early
History
of Rhetoric
31
The Rise of Rhetoric
in
Ancient Greece
32
The Sophists
34
What
the
Sophists Taught
34
Why
the Sophists Were Controversial36
Three Influential Sophists 39
Gorgias39Protagoras
42
Isocrates
43
 
Vi
CONTENTS
Aspasia's Role in Athenian Rhetoric
45
Conclusion
47
Questions for Review
48
Questions for Discussion
48
Terms
49
Plato versus the Sophists: Rhetoric on
Trial
53
Plato's
Go-:
Rhetoric on Trial
54
The Debate with Gorgias: Rhetoric's Nature and Uses 54Socrates versus Polus: RhetoricasPower
56
Socrates versus Callicles:
Bad
Actor,
Bad
Act
60
The Outcome of the
Gorgius
61Is Plato
Fair
to Rhetoric and the Sophists?
62
Rhetoric in Plato's
Phaedras:
A True Art?
63
Components of a
Techne
of Rhetoric65
Conclusion 68Questions for Review
69
Questions for Discussion
69
Terms
69
4
Aristotle on Rhetoric 72
Aristotle's Definitions of Rhetoric
73
Rhetoric and Dialectic 74Rhetoric as
Techne
75
Three Rhetorical Settings
78
Deliberative Oratory 79Epideictic Oratory 80Forensic Oratory
8
1
The Artistic Proofs
81
Logos: The Logic of Sound Arguments 82Pathos: The Psychology of Emotion 82Ethos: The Sociology of Good Character 83
CONTENTS
%4
The Topoi, or Lines of Argument
84
Special Topics 85Common Topics 85Some Common Fallacies
86
Aristotle on Style
86
Conclusion
87
Questions for Review
88
Questions for Discussion
88
Tferms
89
5
Rhetoricat Rome
92
Roman Society and the Place of Rhetoric
Rhetoric and Political Power 93Rhetoric and Roman Education 94
The Rhetorical Theory of Cicero
95
De Znventwne
96
The Canons of Rhetoric 97Stasis and Topical Systems 98Hennagoras and the Development of Topoi
De
Orators
101The End of Cicero's Life105
Quintilian
106
Rhetoric and the Good Citizen107Educating the Citizen-Orator 107
Longinus: On the Sublime
109
The Emotive Power of Language110
Rhetoric in
the
Later
Roman
Empire
112
The Second Sophistic
1
12
Conclusion
114
Questions for Review
114
Questions for Discussion
115
Terms
115
 
Via
CONTENTS
6
Rhetoric in Christian Europe
121
Rhetoric, Tension, and Fragmentation
121
Rhetoric and the Medieval Curriculum
123
Rhetoric in the Early Middle Ages: Augustine, Capella,andBoethius
124
St.Augustine
124
Augustine's Rhetorical Theory 125
De Doctrim Christians
127Augustine on Signs 128Augustine's Contribution to Rhetoric 128
Martianus Capella
129
Boethius
130
Differentiis Topicis
130
Three Rhetorical Arts in the Twelfth and Thirteenth CenturiesThe Art of Preaching
131
Themes, Sermons, and Moral Persuasion 132Ornaments 133
The Art of Letter Writing
133
The Parts
of
a Letter135
The Art of Poetry
137
GeoEreyofVinsauf 137Made de Prance 139
Conclusion
140
Questions for Review
140
Questions for Discussion
141
Terms
141
7
Rhetoric in the Renaissance
Features of Renaissance Rhetoric
Classical and Medieval SourcesRhetoric and Renaissance Education
147
Lorenzo Valla: Retrieving the Rhetorical Tradition
CONTENTS
h
Women and Renaissance Rhetoric
150
Italian Humanism: A Catalyst for Rhetoric's Expansion
152
Rhetoric
as
Personal and Political Influence
153
Rhetoric and the Emotions 154
Humanism, Rhetoric, and the Study of Classical Texts
154
Petrarch and the Origins of Italian Humanism
156
The Greatness That Was Rome157
Pico della Mirandola and the Magic of Language
Bringing Order through Language 159
Juan Luis Vives
160
Rhetoric and the
Vita
Activa
160
The
Tarn
oward Dialectic: Rhetoric and Its Critics
Agricola 161Peter Rarnus 162
Renaissance Rhetorics in Britain
164
Conclusion
164
Questions for Review
165
Questions for Discussion
165
Terms
166
8
Enlightenment Rhetorics 170
Vico on Rhetoric and Human Thought
171
The Rhetoric of the Imagination172Rhetoric and the Evolution of Human Thought 173
British Rhetorics in the Eighteenth Century
175
Rhetoric in British Education 175
The Elocutionary Movement
176
Thomas Sheridan 177
The Belletristic Movement
178
Lord Kames 179Hugh Blair
180

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