Novantiqua : Rhetorics as a Contemporary Theory

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This is the first contemporary attempt at a holistic theory of rhetoric, well grounded in the context of cultural and social history. Arguing that rhetoric has always been an independent, objective, essential factor in human interaction, Valesio views it as coextensive with human speech in more

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 162.56 x 231.14 x 35.56mm | 748.42g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253110556
  • 9780253110558

Table of contents

Preface I. What and Why: The Ontology 1.1 The Problem; 1.2 The Field of Rhetoric II. The Commonplace as the Common Place 2.1 The Aristotelian Dilemma; 2.2 The Rhetoric of Antirhetoric III. Rhetoric, Ideology, and Dialectic 3.1 The Rock Bottom; 3.2 Strategies and Tactics; 3.3 The Tortuous Path to Dialectic; 3.4 The Nature of Dialectic; 3.5 Structures and Discontinuities IV. The Structure of the Rheme 4.1 The Thicket of Syntax; 4.2 At the Frontiers of Linguistics; 4.3 The Fragment; 4.4 The Metaphor; 4.5 The Critique of Ideologies; 4.6 Concluding Perspective Notes; Selected Bibliographyshow more

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