ERIC Number: EJ439144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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The Ethic of Expediency: Classical Rhetoric, Technology, and the Holocaust.
Katz, Stephen B.
College English, v54 n3 p255-75 Mar 1992
Argues that the ethic of expediency in Western culture, which Aristotle first used systematically in the "Politics," was rhetorically embraced by the Nazi regime and combined with science and technology to form the "moral basis" of the holocaust. Suggests that the ethic of expediency enables deliberative rhetoric and gives impulse to most of the actions of technological capitalism. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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