Persuasion, Reflection, Judgment

Persuasion, Reflection, Judgment : Ancillae Vitae

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As one of the most respected voices of Continental philosophy today, Rodolphe Gasche pulls together Aristotle's conception of rhetoric, Martin Heidegger's debate with theory, and Hannah Arendt's conception of judgment in a single work on the centrality of these themes as fundamental to human flourishing in public and political life. Gasche's readings address the distinctively human space of the public square and the actions that occur there, and his valorization of persuasion, reflection, and judgment reveals new insight into how the philosophical tradition distinguishes thinking from other faculties of the human mind.show more

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 566.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253025532
  • 9780253025531

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"Rodolphe Gasche has long been one of the most meticulous readers of texts on the philosophical scene and here he once again offers a master class in how to do philosophy through interpretation." -Robert Bernasconi, author of How to Read Sartre "Here Rodolphe Gasche is at his best: rigorous, scholarly, creative, forceful, laser focused on the issues at stake, learned, thoughtful, and original. He demands much of his readers, but reading his work is rewarding in ways that can be profoundly affecting." -Dennis J. Schmidt, author of Between Word and Image: Heidegger, Klee, and Gadamer on Gesture and Genesisshow more

About Rodolphe Gasche

Rodolphe Gasche is Distinguished Professor and Eugenio Donato Chair of Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I. Persuasion (Aristotle)1. A Truth Resembling Truth2. Probability or Necessity3. Logos, Topos, StoikheionPart II. Reflection (Heidegger) 4. Breaking with the Primacy of the Theoretical5. The Genesis of the Theoretical6. Beyond Theory: Theoria, or Watching Over What Is Still to ComePart III. Judgment (Arendt)7. The Space of Appearance8. The Wind of Thought9. A Sense of the WorldNotesBibliographyIndexshow more