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Sciullo, Nick J. – Communication Teacher, 2014
Aristotle's three proofs remain central to students' understanding of argumentation and persuasion. They are fundamental for those just beginning rhetorical study, as well as being of interest to experienced scholars. Investing time in learning the proofs supports students' future practice and study of rhetoric. Unfortunately, the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Rhetoric, Undergraduate Students, Cognitive Style
Roob, Andy – 1991
The central concepts from two rhetorical systems (the enthymeme in Aristotle's rhetoric and vivacity in George Campbell's) may be understood as the connection between speech act and ascension to belief. A review of the literature indicates a gap in the scholarly works seeking to compare and contrast the periods developed by D. Ehninger's systems…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Comparative Analysis, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Invention
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Newman, Sara – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 1999
Describes an upper level rhetorical theory course for Scientific and Technical Communication majors (developed and taught by the author) that is grounded in Aristotle's "On Rhetoric" and in his understanding that effective communication is a systematic "tekhne"/art. Describes how the course uses Aristotle's work as a…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Theory
Wang, Haixia – 1998
While Aristotle treats the nature of rhetoric as philosophical, political/practical, and artistic/technical, Confucius views language use as philosophical and political/practical but not as artistic/technical, with the result that Confucius does not seem to offer as much as Aristotle does. In their essay "Refiguring Rhetoric as an Art:…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Confucianism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Frank, David A. – Argumentation and Advocacy, 1998
Contends that the New Rhetoric, a response to 20th-century totalitarianism, is a post-Holocaust dialectic of rapprochement, deserving development by scholars of rhetoric and argument. Demonstrates that the dialectic of New Rhetoric exploits Aristotle's notion of reasoning from common opinions and reconciles Hegelian dialectics with argumentation.…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Scholarship, Totalitarianism
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Quandahl, Ellen – Rhetoric Review, 1986
Shows that Aristotle's common topics are part of a theory of interpretation rather than a collection of devices for invention. Argues that it is more Aristotelian and more useful to understand composing as interpretation and not invention. Uses scholarship to inform pedagogy and to reorient composing toward acts of reading. (EL)
Descriptors: College English, Educational Theories, Philosophy, Rhetoric
Larson, Richard L., Ed. – 1968
Reflecting the opinions of both classical theorists and recent authors, 16 papers on rhetorical theory are collected in this publication. Selections in Part 1, concerned with the definition and objectives of rhetoric, are by Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Kenneth Burke, Donald C. Bryant, and Martin Steinmann, Jr. In Part 2, selections from the pedagogy…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Language, Literary Devices, Logic
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Erickson, Keith V. – Communication Monographs, 1976
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Persuasive Discourse, Rhetoric
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Short, Bryan C. – Rhetoric Review, 1989
Argues that the future tense underlies both literary criticism and the discipline of rhetoric as conceived by Aristotle and that Aristotle gives the argumentative arts a middle ground which makes them distinct and yet weds them inextricably with those claiming greater or lesser degrees of generality. (RAE)
Descriptors: Literary Criticism, Persuasive Discourse, Psychoeducational Methods, Rhetoric
Self, Lois S. – 1978
A recurring puzzle in Aristotle's "Rhetoric" is the book's ethical stance; Aristotle gives practical advice on the use of persuasive discourse and intends it to be used in association with virtue, although the two seem to be separable. However, persuasion and virtue in Aristotle's theory of rhetoric have connections deriving from the…
Descriptors: Aristotelian Criticism, Communication (Thought Transfer), Ethics, Language Skills
Allen, James E. – 1994
While Aristotle's philosophical views are more foundational than those of many of the Older Sophists, Aristotle's rhetorical theories inherit and incorporate many of the central tenets ascribed to Sophistic rhetoric, albeit in a more systematic fashion, as represented in the "Rhetoric." However, Aristotle was more than just a rhetorical…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Theory
Foster, David E. – 1990
The works of certain rhetorical thinkers contain strategies directed at achieving assent or cooperation. Such writings demonstrate means by which readers' rational responses can be deliberately challenged and disrupted. While people often cite Aristotle's maxim "Man is a rational animal," critics have asserted that the statement…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Emotional Experience, Epistemology, Imagination
Tallmon, James M. – 1996
This is a polemic on the need to rehumanize collegiate debate. Viewed as a reform movement insofar as its primary concern is to revitalize public debate, the National Education Debate Association (NEDA) ought to be mindful of the ethical implications of its aims in the same way that a repairman fixes what is broken: by concentrating, not on the…
Descriptors: Debate, Ethics, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Covino, William A. – 1988
Reacting to the tradition which has reduced rhetorics to summaries of rules and principles, this book presupposes that Plato's "Phaedrus," Aristotle's "Rhetoric," and Cicero's "De Oratore" cannot be reduced to summary information or pedagogical advice. The book considers that these works, on the contrary, along with…
Descriptors: Classical Literature, Critical Reading, Epistemology, Literary Criticism
Markham, Reed – 1989
The most important historical theory of persuasion is Aristotelian Rhetorical Theory. Aristotle's work, "The Rhetoric," is divided into three books, each of which discuss principles relevant to persuasion. Book One establishes the philosophical position of rhetoric to logic; establishes the purposes of rhetoric; discusses three types of…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Audiences, Greek Literature, Persuasive Discourse
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