ERIC Number: EJ555316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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A Reexamination of Edmund Burke's Rhetorical Art: A Rhetorical Struggle between Prudence and Heroism.
Levasseur, David G.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v83 n3 p332-50 Aug 1997
Explains sharp inconsistencies in Edmund Burke's rhetorical abilities by exploring two distinct conceptions of rhetoric: rhetoric as an instrument of prudential reason and as an existential means of constituting oneself. Examines Burke's private correspondence to show how this struggle between rhetorical prudence and rhetorical heroism generated discourse which was at war with itself. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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