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Deep Rhetoric: Philosophy, Reason, Violence, Justice, Wisdom

James Crosswhite


“Rhetoric is the counterpart of logic,” claimed Aristotle. “Rhetoric is the first part of logic rightly understood,” Martin Heidegger concurred. “Rhetoric is the universal form of human communication,” opined Hans-Georg Gadamer. However, this book offers a new conception of rhetoric, one that builds a definitive case for an understanding of the discipline as a philosophical enterprise beyond basic argumentation and which is fully conversant with the advances of the New Rhetoric of Chaim Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca. Chapter by chapter, it develops an understanding of rhetoric not only i ... More

Keywords: rhetoric, logic, aristotle, Martin Heidegger, human communication, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Chaim Perelman, Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca, conflicts, justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226016344
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226016511.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Crosswhite, author