ERIC Number: ED184180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Assessing Theories of Rhetoric.
Weitzel, Al R.
Noting that little effort has been devoted to the precise use of the term "theory" in rhetorical theory studies, this paper argues that, for the sake of scholarly precision in research, it is important to establish parameters of the term and to distinguish it from related terms and concepts. The paper reviews the advantages of the use of theory, contrasts the conceptions of a theory of rhetoric and a philosophy of rhetoric, and develops the goals and constituents of a contemporary theory. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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