Now Don't Try to Reason with Me: Essays and Ironies for a Credulous Age

Now Don't Try to Reason with Me: Essays and Ironies for a Credulous Age

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By (author) Wayne C. Booth

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  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Format: Paperback | 398 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 201mm x 25mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0226065804
  • ISBN 13: 9780226065809
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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In this entertaining collection of essays, Wayne Booth looks for the much-maligned middle ground for reason--a rhetoric that can unite truths of the heart with truths of the head and allow us all to discover shared convictions in mutual inquiry. First delivered as lectures in the 1960s, when Booth was a professor at Earlham College and the University of Chicago, Now Don't Try to Reason with Me still resounds with anyone struggling for consensus in a world of us versus them. Professor Booth's earnestness is graced by wit, irony, and generous humor.--Louis Coxe, New Republic

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Wayne C. Booth (1921-2005) was the George Pullman Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. His many books include "The Rhetoric of Fiction," " A Rhetoric of Irony," " The Power and Limits of Pluralism," "The Vocation of a Teacher," and "For""the Love of It," all published by the University of Chicago Press.