Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent

Author: Wayne C. Booth
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226065724
Format: PDF
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When should I change my mind? What can I believe and what must I doubt? In this new "philosophy of good reasons" Wayne C. Booth exposes five dogmas of modernism that have too often inhibited efforts to answer these questions. Modern dogmas teach that "you cannot reason about values" and that "the job of thought is to doubt whatever can be doubted," and they leave those who accept them crippled in their efforts to think and talk together about whatever concerns them most. They have willed upon us a "befouled rhetorical climate" in which people are driven to two self-destructive extremes—defenders of reason becoming confined to ever narrower notions of logical or experimental proof and defenders of "values" becoming more and more irresponsible in trying to defend the heart, the gut, or the gonads. Booth traces the consequences of modernist assumptions through a wide range of inquiry and action: in politics, art, music, literature, and in personal efforts to find "identity" or a "self." In casting doubt on systematic doubt, the author finds that the dogmas are being questioned in almost every modern discipline. Suggesting that they be replaced with a rhetoric of "systematic assent," Booth discovers a vast, neglected reservoir of "good reasons"—many of them known to classical students of rhetoric, some still to be explored. These "good reasons" are here restored to intellectual respectability, suggesting the possibility of widespread new inquiry, in all fields, into the question, "When should I change my mind?"

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition

Author: Theresa Enos
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780824072001
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This work constitutes the largest and most comprehensive research guide ever published about Benjamin Britten. Entries survey the most significant published materials relating to the composer, including bibliographies, catalogs, letters and documents, conference reports, biographies, and studies of Britten's music.

Metzler Lexikon Literatur und Kulturtheorie

Author: Ansgar Nünning
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3476053490
Format: PDF, Docs
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Kultur- und literaturwissenschaftliche Theorien welche Konzepte sind relevant? Welche Begriffe spielen eine tragende Rolle? Wie haben sich die literaturgeschichtlichen Modelle entwickelt? Rund 750 Artikel vermitteln wichtiges Grundlagenwissen auf verständliche Weise. Im Mittelpunkt stehen Theorien wie zum Beispiel Dekonstruktion, feministische Literaturtheorie, New Historicism, postkoloniale Literaturkritik und Poststrukturalismus. Das Lexikon erläutert die zentralen Grundbegriffe dieser Ansätze und stellt die Köpfe vor, die die Debatten geprägt haben, darunter: Aristoteles, Derrida, Foucault, Greenblatt, Iser, Jauß und Luhmann. Neue Artikel ergänzen das beliebte Lexikon. Unter den Themen sind: Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie, Intersektionalität, Kognitive Literaturwissenschaft, Skandal, Translational Turn. Jacques Rancière erweitert die Riege der wichtigen Denker.

Der Staat illustriert

Author: Platon
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635372755
Format: PDF, Kindle
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„Der Staat“ ist ein Werk des griechischen Philosophen Platon, in dem über die Gerechtigkeit und ihre mögliche Verwirklichung in einem idealen Staat diskutiert wird. An dem fiktiven, literarisch gestalteten Dialog beteiligen sich sieben Personen, darunter Platons Brüder Glaukon und Adeimantos und der Redner Thrasymachos. Platons Lehrer Sokrates ist die Hauptfigur. Weitere Anwesende hören lediglich zu.

Everyone Can Write

Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195355873
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With Writing without Teachers (OUP 1975) and Writing with Power (OUP 1995) Peter Elbow revolutionized the teaching of writing. His process method--and its now commonplace "free writing" techniques--liberated generations of students and teachers from the emphasis on formal principles of grammar that had dominated composition pedagogy. This new collection of essays brings together the best of Elbow's writing since the publication of Embracing Contraries in 1987. The volume includes sections on voice, the experience of writing, teaching, and evaluation. Implicit throughout is Elbow's commitment to humanizing the profession, and his continued emphasis on the importance of binary thinking and nonadversarial argument. The result is a compendium of a master teacher's thought on the relation between good pedagogy and good writing; it is sure to be of interest to all professional teachers of writing, and will be a valuable book for use in composition courses at all levels.

New Directions in Economic Methodology

Author: Roger E. Backhouse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134864396
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In recent years there has been a flowering of work on economic methodology. However there is no longer any consensus about which direction this should take or, indeed, even what the role and content of economic methodology should be. This book reflects this diversity. Its contributors are responsible for the major developments in this field and together they give an account of all the major positions which currently prevail in economic methodology. These include attempts to rehabilitate the 'falsification' of Kuhn, Lakatos and Popper, sociology of knowledge approaches, different forms of realism, contributions from the 'rhetoric' project and other perspectives which view the economy as a text.