Philosophy Rhetoric

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: John Constable

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136351440

Category: Literary Criticism

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rhetoric

This insightful volume offers an accessible account of this contentious yet unavoidable term, making this book invaluable reading for students of literature, philosophy and cultural studies.

Author: Jennifer Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134380282

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Rhetoric has shaped our understanding of the nature of language and the purpose of literature for over two millennia. It is of crucial importance in understanding the development of literary history as well as elements of philosophy, politics and culture. The nature and practise of rhetoric was central to Classical, Renaissance and Enlightenment cultures and its relevance continues in our own postmodern world to inspire further debate. Examining both the practice and theory of this controversial concept, Jennifer Richards explores: historical and contemporary definitions of the term ‘rhetoric’ uses of rhetoric in literature, by authors such as William Shakespeare, Mary Shelley, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce classical traditions of rhetoric, as seen in the work of Plato, Aristotle and Cicero the rebirth of rhetoric in the Renaissance and the Enlightenment the current status and future of rhetoric in literary and critical theory as envisaged by critics such as Kenneth Burke, Paul de Man and Jacques Derrida. This insightful volume offers an accessible account of this contentious yet unavoidable term, making this book invaluable reading for students of literature, philosophy and cultural studies.

The Philosophy of Rhetoric

Our communication is limitedby misunderstanding. Rhetoric, as Professor Richards defines it, is the study of misunderstanding and its remedies.

Author: Ivor Armstrong Richards

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106001650289

Category: Rhetoric

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Our communication is limitedby misunderstanding. Rhetoric, as Professor Richards defines it, is the study of misunderstanding and its remedies. The conventional rules of the old rhetoric and the formulations of scientific language have narrow application to conversational speech; Professor Richard's definition of rhetoric is based on a practical question: how do words work in discourse? To answer this question, he examines the interaction of words with each other and with their contexts, showing how a continual synthesis of meaning, or "principle of metaphor", gives life to discussion. It is through comprehension of the way meaning changes in discourse that we can better control and animate our use of words, and so decrease misunderstanding. -- Product Description.

Richards on Rhetoric

Bringing together essays that span the career of I.A. Richards--as both literary critic and pedagogue--this collection provides a much-needed re-introduction to a thinker whose works have been largely neglected of late.

Author: Ivor Armstrong Richards

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195064267

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

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Bringing together essays that span the career of I.A. Richards--as both literary critic and pedagogue--this collection provides a much-needed re-introduction to a thinker whose works have been largely neglected of late. Carefully chosen, edited, and annotated, the selections make accessible a wide array of Richards's ideas on language and learning, focusing on his discussion of literacy, his critique of positivist linguistics, his explorations of C.S. Peirce's semiotics, and his theory of translation, which led not only to his well-known analysis of the structure and foundation of metaphor but to one of the earliest and most cogent formulations of reader-response theory. Berthoff's editing eliminates the distracting elements of Richards's style--the digressions and obscure allusions that have often hindered readers, and have in part contributed to the neglect his work has met with in recent years--while identifying and illuminating the chief principles of his critical thought and practice. Organized in four parts--Practical Criticism, The Philosophy of Rhetoric, The Meaning of Meaning, and Design for Escape--the book offers a lucid introduction to Richards's writings, with valuable headnotes to each section and a unique index of "speculative instruments" that examines the principal ideas Richards thought with. Readers are certain to find this volume essential to an understanding of Richards's "practical criticism," and invaluable in sharpening and re-directing their own thoughts on current linguistic practice, literary criticism, and educational theory.

Rhetoric Women and Politics in Early Modern England

This volume argues, however, that women found a variety of ways to represent their interests persuasively, and that by looking more closely at the importance of rhetoric for early modern women, and their representation within rhetorical ...

Author: Jennifer Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134172863

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Rhetoric has long been a powerful and pervasive force in political and cultural life, yet in the early modern period, rhetorical training was generally reserved as a masculine privilege. This volume argues, however, that women found a variety of ways to represent their interests persuasively, and that by looking more closely at the importance of rhetoric for early modern women, and their representation within rhetorical culture, we also gain a better understanding of their capacity for political action. Offering a fascinating overview of women and rhetoric in early modern culture, the contributors to this book: examine constructions of female speech in a range of male-authored texts, from Shakespeare to Milton and Marvell trace how women interceded on behalf of clients or family members, proclaimed their spiritual beliefs and sought to influence public opinion explore the most significant forms of female rhetorical self-representation in the period, including supplication, complaint and preaching demonstrate how these forms enabled women from across the social spectrum, from Elizabeth I to the Quaker Dorothy Waugh, to intervene in political life. Drawing upon incisive analysis of a wide range of literary texts including poetry, drama, prose polemics, letters and speeches, Rhetoric, Women and Politics in Early Modern England presents an important new perspective on the early modern world, forms of rhetoric, and the role of women in the culture and politics of the time.

Richards on Rhetoric

Readers are certain to find this volume essential to an understanding of Richards's "practical criticism," and invaluable in sharpening and re-directing their own thoughts on current linguistic practice, literary criticism, and educational ...

Author: I. A. Richards

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195069501

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Bringing together essays that span the career of I.A. Richards—as both literary critic and pedagogue—this collection provides a much-needed re-introduction to a thinker whose works have been largely neglected of late. Carefully chosen, edited, and annotated, the selections make accessible a wide array of Richards's ideas on language and learning, focusing on his discussion of literacy, his critique of positivist linguistics, his explorations of C.S. Peirce's semiotics, and his theory of translation, which led not only to his well-known analysis of the structure and foundation of metaphor but to one of the earliest and most cogent formulations of reader-response theory. Berthoff's editing eliminates the distracting elements of Richards's style—the digressions and obscure allusions that have often hindered readers, and have in part contributed to the neglect his work has met with in recent years—while identifying and illuminating the chief principles of his critical thought and practice. Organized in four parts—Practical Criticism, The Philosophy of Rhetoric, The Meaning of Meaning, and Design for Escape—the book offers a lucid introduction to Richards's writings, with valuable headnotes to each section and a unique index of "speculative instruments" that examines the principal ideas Richards thought with. Readers are certain to find this volume essential to an understanding of Richards's "practical criticism," and invaluable in sharpening and re-directing their own thoughts on current linguistic practice, literary criticism, and educational theory.

Rhetoric A Very Short Introduction

Society's attitudes to rhetoric are often very negative. Here, Richard Toye provides an engaging, historically informed introduction to rhetoric, from Ancient Greece to the present day.

Author: Richard Toye

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199651368

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 122

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Society's attitudes to rhetoric are often very negative. Here, Richard Toye provides an engaging, historically informed introduction to rhetoric, from Ancient Greece to the present day. Wide-ranging in its scope, this Very Short Introduction is the essential starting point for understanding the art of persuasion.

Sourcebook on Rhetoric

Dow and Tonn wrote , The synthesis of formal qualities of feminine style evident
in Richards ' rhetoric ( use of narrative , concrete examples , analogies , and
anecdotes as primary evidence sources ; personal tone ; and encouragement of
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Author: James Jasinski

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761905049

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book is designed to introduce readers to the language of contemporary rhetorical studies. The book format is an alphabetized glossary (with appropriate cross listings) of key terms and concepts in contemporary rhetorical studies. An introductory chapter outlines the definitional ambiguities of the central concept of rhetoric itself. The primary emphasis is on the contemporary tradition of rhetorical studies as it has emerged in the discipline of speech communication. Each entry in the glossary ranges in length from a few paragraphs to a short essay of a few pages. Where appropriate, examples are provided to further illustrate the term or concept. Each entry will be accompanied by a list of references and additional readings to direct the reader to other materials of possible interest.

Rhetoric in Europe Philosophical Issues

positively to a complementary system of rhetoric and interpretation. Richards'
linguistic work on teaching and learning English has implications that need to be
reconsidered in light of computer technologies for intercultural communication.

Author: Norbert Gutenberg

Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

ISBN: 9783732903191

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The authors of the original articles included in this book are profound thinkers in the field of rhetoric and philosophy in Europe. The articles constitute a groundbreaking critical analysis of rhetorical discourse in Europe from ancient to modern times. The topics the learned writers cover engage readers in worthy and lively conversations on European rhetoric, history, and philosophy. The writings offer practical benefits and enlightening revelations on the role of language, symbols, media, and communication in contemporary and historical Europe. The authors and their insightful accounts provide a basis for transforming the mind interested in European discourse from rhetorical naivete to sophistication and from rhetorical innocence to experience. These challenging narratives will cause readers to think of European rhetoric holistically rather than simplistically.

The Rhetoric of Empiricism

Empiricism favors the visual over the verbal, the literal over the rhetorical, the static over the temporal: This is the standard charge leveled by literary theorists and writers. It is, Jules David Law demonstrates, remarkably misguided.

Author: Jules David Law

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801427061

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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Empiricism favors the visual over the verbal, the literal over the rhetorical, the static over the temporal: This is the standard charge leveled by literary theorists and writers. It is, Jules David Law demonstrates, remarkably misguided. His ambitious and challenging book explores the interplay of language and visual perception at the heart of empiricism. A re-evaluation of the British empiricist tradition from the perspective of contemporary literary theory, it also offers a sustained challenge to theory itself. In failing to grasp the issues confronting early empiricist writers or to be fully aware of their rhetorical strategies, Law says, theory has defined itself needlessly in opposition to empiricism. In Law's view, the empiricist tradition extends beyond strictly philosophical texts. Beginning with the classical empiricism of Locke, he traces an intellectual path through the works of thinkers such as Berkeley, Burke, Hazlitt, Ruskin, and I. A. Richards, resituating several "romantic" writers along the way. His analyses of these texts reveal the persistent presence of certain metaphors - surface, depth, and reflection - which are central not only to philosophy, but to art criticism and literary criticism as well. Inseparable from accounts of visual experience and yet preoccupied with language at the same time, empiricism appears here in surprisingly complex relation to literary theory. An illuminating look at the language of reflection and perception in its empirical and critical guises, The Rhetoric of Empiricism will interest readers in the fields of literary history and theory, philosophy, aesthetics, and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century studies.

Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric

A. Richards , The Philosophy of Rhetoric ( New York : Oxford University Press ,
1965 ) , p . 3 . 18 Richards , The Philosophy of Rhetoric , p . 8 . 19 Richards , The
Philosophy of Rhetoric , p . 24 . 20 Richards , The Philosophy of Rhetoric , p . 7 .

Author: Sonja K. Foss

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015053773951

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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Thorough in scope and highly accessible, this volume introduces the reader to the thinkers who have exerted a profound influence on contemporary rhetorical theory. The brief biographical sketches locate the theorists in time and place, showing how life experiences influenced perspectives on rhetorical thought. The concise explanations of complex concepts are clear and provide readers with a solid foundation for reading the major works of these scholars. The critical commentary is carefully chosen to place the theories within a broader rhetorical context. Each chapter ends with a complete bibliography of works by the theorists. Previous editions have been praised as indispensable; the Third Edition is equally essential.

The Rhetoric of Western Thought

RICHARDS ' RHETORIC OF MEANING Ivor Armstrong Richards has extensively
inquired into the impact which language and symbols have on human
relationships . His chief concern is with meaning : how language and words
come to mean ...

Author: James L. Golden

Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: 0787271039

Category: Rhetoric

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Intentions

The Philosophy of Rhetoric (1936) is the book that both places Richards at the
start of twentieth-century rhetoric and identifies him in the discipline of rhetoric.
What is so startling about this book—especially in the context of Richards'
avowed ...

Author: Arabella Lyon

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271075839

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The relationship between an author's and an audience's intentions is complex but need not preclude mutual engagement. This philosophical investigation challenges existing literary and rhetorical perspectives on intention and offers a new framework for understanding the negotiation of meaning. It describes how an audience's intentions affect their interpretations, shows how audiences negotiate meaning when faced with a writer's undecipherable intentions, and defines the scope of understanding within rhetorical situations. Introducing a concept of intention into literary analysis that supersedes existing rhetorical theory, Arabella Lyon shows how the rhetorics of I. A. Richards, Wayne Booth, and Stanley Fish, as well as the hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer, fail to account for the complex interactions of author and audience. Using Kenneth Burke's concepts of form, motive, and purpose, she builds a more complex notion of intention than those usually found in literary studies, then employs her theory to describe how philosophers read Wittgenstein's narratives, metaphors, and reversals in argument. Lyon argues that our differences in intention prevent consistency in interpretations but do not stop our discussions, deliberations, and actions. She seeks to acknowledge difference and the communicative problems it creates while demonstrating that difference is normal and does not end our engagement with each other. Intentions combines recent work in philosophy, literary criticism, hermeneutics, and rhetoric in a highly imaginative way to construct a theory of intention for a postmodern rhetoric. It recovers and renovates central concepts in rhetorical theory—not only intention but also deliberation, politics, and judgment.

Stylistics and Social Cognition

Richards (1936: 6) writes of the 'universal relativity or, better, interdependence of
meanings'. ... The Philosophy of Rhetoric and Interpretation in Teaching can be
seen as the culmination of Richards' work up until then - and certainly as the two
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Author: Poetics and Linguistics Association. Conference

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042023123

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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This volume of articles comprises papers from the 25th annual conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), which was held at the University of Huddersfield, England, in July 2005. The theme of the conference was 'Stylistics and Social Cognition', and as usual at a PALA conference, this theme was interpreted very widely by the participants, as the reader of this book will no doubt conclude.At the heart of this volume, there is something of a reaction against the cognitive developments in stylistics, which might be seen as being in danger of privileging the individual interpretation of literature over something more social. The concern is to consider whether there is a more collective approach that could be taken to the meaning of text, and whether recent insights from cognitive stylistics could work with this idea of collectivity to define something we might call 'commonality' of meaning in texts.Stylistics and Social Cognition will be of interest to those working in stylistics and other text-analytic fields such as critical discourse analysis and those concerned with notions of interpretation, collective meaning and human communication.

Public Relations Cooperation and Justice

By whatever routes rhetoric had retreated into English departments, however, this
is where Richards and Burke encountered it. Richards' definition of rhetoric
helped awaken that formerly vast enterprise from its comparative slumber. In a
1936 ...

Author: Charles Marsh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317371953

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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Modern approaches to public relations cluster into three camps along a continuum: conflict-oriented egoism, e.g. forms of contingency theory that focus almost exclusively on the wellbeing of an entity; redressed egoism, e.g. subsidies to redress PR’s egoistic nature; and forms of self-interested cooperation, e.g. fully functioning society theory. Public Relations, Cooperation, and Justice draws upon interdisciplinary research from evolutionary biology, philosophy, and rhetoric to establish that relationships built on cooperation and justice are more productive than those built on conflict and egoistic competition. Just as important, this innovative book shuns normative, utopian appeals, offering instead only empirical, materialistic evidence for its conclusions. This is a powerful, multidisciplinary, and well-documented analysis, including specific strategies for the enactment of PR as a quest for cooperation and justice, which aligns the discipline of public relations with basic human nature. It will be of interest to scholars and advanced students of public relations and communication ethics.

Rhetoric and the New Testament

Thirdly , to speak of the historicity of rhetoric is to challenge the familiar notion ,
enhanced by the allegations of the ubiquity of ... Richards on Rhetoric : I.A.
Richards : Select Essays ( 1929–1974 ) ( New York : Oxford University Press ,
1990 ) ...

Author: Wilhelm H. Wuellner

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015032595939

Category: Bible

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Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature

This book explores the early modern interest in conversation.

Author: Jennifer Richards

Publisher:

ISBN: 0511070799

Category: Conversation

Page: 230

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This book explores the early modern interest in conversation. Conversation was widely accepted to have been inspired by the philosopher Cicero. Recognising his influence on courtesy literature - the main source for 'civil conversation' - Jennifer Richards uncovers new ways of thinking about humanism as a project of linguistic and social reform.

What is the New Rhetoric

The expression “ the new rhetoric ” seems to have entered the rhetorical lexicon
as either a mistake or a strategic lie . In 1936 , I . A . Richards , who had studied “
The New Criticism ” at Cambridge , published Philosophy and Rhetoric , in which
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Author: Susan E. Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124087326

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Age of Information has spawned a critical focus on human communication in a multimedia world, particularly on theories and practices of writing. This work addresses: how the classical art of rhetoric is relevant; and how it is directly related to modern technologies and the new modes of communication they have generated.