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Aristotle's Rhetoric : an art of character

Author: Eugene Garver
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994.
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"In this major contribution to philosophy and rhetoric, Eugene Garver shows how Aristotle integrates logic and virtue in the Rhetoric. Garver raises and answers a central question: can there be a civic art of rhetoric, an art that forms the character of citizens? By demonstrating the importance of the Rhetoric for understanding current philosophical problems of practical reason, virtue, and character, Garver has  Read more...
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Garver, Eugene.
Aristotle's Rhetoric.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994
Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristote.; AristÓteles; Aristoteles.; Aristoteles; Aristote / Rhétorique.; Aristotle
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene Garver
ISBN: 0226284247 9780226284248 0226284255 9780226284255
OCLC Number: 30667654
Description: xii, 325 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Aristotle's Rhetoric and the professionalization of virtue --
Aristotle's Rhetoric : between craft and practical wisdom. Aristotle's project : a civic, practical art of rhetoric ; Guiding vs. given ends ; From internal/external ends to energeia/kinesis ; Rhetoric and phronēsis ; Civic vs. professional arts --
The kinds of rhetoric. The plurality of practical discourse and the diversity of goods ; Plurality, function, and the three kinds of rhetoric ; Plurality, diversity, and incommensurability ; From guiding ends to species --
Rhetorical topics and practical reason. Topics and the marriage of politics and dialectic ; Deliberative rhetoric : Rhetoric I.4-8 ; Epideictic rhetoric : Rhetoric I.9 ; Forensic rhetoric : Rhetoric I.10-15 ; Topics and practical reason --
Deliberative rationality and the emotions. Corrupting and enabling emotions ; The place of the emotions in rhetorical argument ; Love and anger, Eunoia and Thymos ; Aristotle's definition of emotion : how emotions modify judgment ; Pleasure, pain, and good practical decisions ; The political function of emotion ; The emotions, good action, and the good life --
Why reasoning persuades. Arguing and persuading ; Arguing and persuading : ethos and trust ; Logical forma and rhetorical forms ; How examples persuade ; How enthymemes persuade ; Rhetorical persuasion and practical reason --
Making discourse ethical : Can I be too rational?. The problem and the evidence ; Character and rhetorical invention ; Why rhetoric needs ethos ; Ethos and trust : speaker and audience ; Artful ethos and real ethos ; How maxims make discourse ethical ; Rhetoric, cleverness, and phronēsis --
How to tell the rhetorician from the sophist, and which one to bet on. Energeia and praxis ; The internal ends of art and virtue ; The art and virtue of truth-telling ; The moral point of view and the rhetorical point of view ; The moral ambiguity of rhetoric, and the moral ambiguity of morality --
Aristotle's rhetoric and the history of prudence.
Responsibility: Eugene Garver.
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This text shows how Aristotle integrates logic and virtue in his treatise, the "Rhetoric". Garver treats the "Rhetoric" as philosophy and connects its themes with parallel problems in Aristotle's  Read more...
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