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ERIC Number: ED072485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 35
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Philosophy and Rhetoric.
McGaffey, Ruth; And Others
Georgia Speech Communications Journal, v4 n1 p5-71 Fall 1972
This publication contains three articles centered on the theme of philosophy and rhetoric. In the first article, "Rhetorical Probability and the Search For Truth," Ruth McGaffey submits that in a free society, decision-making is more often than not based on probability, the subject matter of rhetoric, rather than certainty. Robert F. Holton in the second article, "The Issue of Morality for the Rhetorician and Philosopher," discusses the relationship between rhetoric, philosophy, and morality in terms of the purpose of rhetorical training, the allowable methods of persuasion, and the nature of arguments used. In the third article, "'Fitness of Response' in Bitzer's Concept of Rhetorical Discourse," Ralph S. Pomeroy first reviews Lloyd Bitzer's concept of rhetorical discourse, and explains what he considers are ambiguities in the theory, and finally reprints a dialogue between himself and Bitzer on the subject. (Author/RN)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Speech Communication Association.