What is Rhetoric? by Michel MeyerWhat is Rhetoric? by Michel Meyer

What is Rhetoric?

byMichel Meyer

Hardcover | August 23, 2017

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This book offers a new approach to the principles and functioning of rhetoric. In everyday life, we often debate issues or simply discuss questions. Rhetoric is the way in which we answer questions in an interpersonal context, when we want to have an effect on those with whom we arecommunicating. They can be convinced or charmed, persuaded or influenced, and the language used can range from reasoning to the sharing of narratives, literary or otherwise. What is Rhetoric? provides a breakthrough in the field, offering a systematic and unified view of the topic. The book combinesthe social aspects of rhetoric, such as the negotiation of distance between speakers, with the theory of emotions. All the principal authors from Plato and Aristotle to contemporary theorists are integrated into Michel Meyer's "problematological" conception of rhetoric, based on the primacy ofquestioning and answering in language and thought.
Michel Meyer is Perelman Professor of Rhetoric and Argumentation at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, having previously taught at Berkeley, McGill University, the Sorbonne, and the College de France. He is the chief editor of the Revue Internationale de Philosophie and editor of the book series L'Interrogation Philosophique at the Pre...
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Title:What is Rhetoric?Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.03 inPublished:August 23, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199691827

ISBN - 13:9780199691821

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The basic features of the history of rhetoric2. The question-view of logos3. Rhetoric and argumentation: the unity of the field4. The common operators in figures and arguments5. The argumentative structures6. The elements of rhetoric istricto sensu: the figures of speech7. The foundations of literary rhetoric8. The rhetoric of the arts9. The role of ethos: the voice of values10. The role of pathos: from argumentative responses to feelings and emotions11. The negotiation of distance or the embodiment of the interpersonalConclusionGlossary