ERIC Number: ED085729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Rhetorical Invention: A Synthesis of Contemporary Concepts.
Boley, Tommy J.
With the rebirth of rhetoric has come a revival of interest in rhetorical invention. The emphasis on writing as a process initiates a controversy between those rhetoricians who advocate the use of a topical system, which can supply a writer with lines of reasoning for the support of his proposition, and those who advocate the use of the discovery approach, which can enable a student to find material about a subject that will lead to the creation of new concepts. Richard E. Young and Alton L. Becker refer to these approaches as taxonomic heuristic and epistemological heuristic. This distinction is used in the achievement of the first objective of this study, that of classifying selected contemporary procedures and systems of invention. A second objective of this study is to present a possible solution to the controversy stated above, a third objective is to present testimony for the development of a system of logic for various kinds of discourse which are relevant to freshman writing, and a fourth objective is to compare the epistemological heuristic approach of Richard E. Young, Alton L. Becker, and Kenneth L. Pike to the logical systems of Kinneavy's modes of description, narration, and classification. (Author/WR)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, English Instruction, Higher Education, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin