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Rhetorica (2017) 35 (3): 346–365.
Published: 01 August 2017
... as a contrastive critique of Thomas A. Discenna's recent ( Rhetorica 32/3; 2014) attempt to include Cassirer in the rhetorical tradition through a reading of the 1929 debate in Davos between Cassirer and Martin Heidegger; partly through a presentation of the aspects of Cassirer's thought that we find most...
Rhetorica (2014) 32 (3): 245–266.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Thomas A. Discenna This essay takes up a discussion concerning the 1929 debate between the philosophers Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger by reading it as an instatiation of an ongoing dilemma within the field of rhetoric. I argue that the Davos meeting may be productively read through the lens...
Rhetorica (2012) 30 (2): 134–152.
Published: 01 May 2012
... is consonant with Plato's view in its general affirmation of rhetoric's power, utility, and necessity as well as in its specific recommendations regarding logos . I employ Martin Heidegger's explication of logos in Aristotle to illuminate how the term conforms to Plato's implicit position regarding logos...