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Rhetorica (2020) 38 (4): 411–431.
Published: 01 November 2020
... through classical rhetoric. This paper aims to demonstrate that, in spite of the extent of these speeches' apparent rambling, we can extricate some rhetorical structures ( constitutiones ) from the judicial oratory. This is the first point of a speech that also uses prolixity as an “art of being right...
Rhetorica (2020) 38 (2): 135–155.
Published: 01 May 2020
...David Lévystone In Plato's early dialogues, the impossibility of talking to the crowd appears as a constitutive element of the opposition between rhetoric and dialectic and raises the understudied question of the role of the audience in Socratic thought. However, Xenophon's Socrates constantly...
Rhetorica (2019) 37 (4): 402–421.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Danielle Griffin This essay argues that Madeleine de Scudéry's engagement with the early modern dialogue genre in Conversations sur Divers Sujets reflects and strengthens the conversational theory that scholars have pinpointed as an important feminist rhetorical strategy. By imagining and...
Rhetorica (2019) 37 (2): 167–188.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Wojciech Ryczek The main purpose of this paper is to discuss parrhesia (literally “free speech”), in the rhetorical theory of Bartholomew Keckermann ( Systema rhetoricae , Hanau 1608) with particular attention to its nature, forms, and functions. For Keckermann, parrhesia is not only one of the...
Rhetorica (2019) 37 (1): 60–82.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Lars Leeten This article argues that Kant's attack on the ars oratoria in §53 of the Critique of the Power of Judgment is directed against eighteenth-century school rhetoric, in particular against the “art of speech” ( Redekunst ) of Johann Christoph Gottsched. It is pointed out that Kant suggests...
Rhetorica (2019) 37 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Latin language, not the formal link occurring between the parts of propositions. In Valla's perspective, this theoretical change is carried out through rhetoric and philology, and it involves a reassessment of the arts of the trivium . As regards this topic, I argue that Valla aims niether to reduce...
Rhetorica (2018) 36 (4): 393–429.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Rhetorices 1523 b6r-b7v; c8v- d1r); Susenbrotus (Epitome 1540 2.2.3); Peacham (The Garden of Eloquence 1593:119); Hoskins (Directions for Speech and Style circa 1600). 88Johnston, A Methodology for Frame Analysis, cited in n. 47 above, p. 221. 89Brian Vickers, Classical Rhetoric in English Poetry (London...
Rhetorica (2018) 36 (2): 160–178.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Riccardo Pozzo A peculiar feature of the philosophy of Georg Friedrich Meier (1718–1777) lies in its being based on rhetorical principles. We are in front of an important construct that claims for attention in the context of the growing literature on eighteenth-century rhetoric. The syntagm...
Rhetorica (2018) 36 (2): 105–131.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Nathan Wagner This article seeks to view Augustine's early work as a form of revelatory rhetoric where the aim is to define and express the nature of the divine. This aim contrasts with Augustine's post-ordination work where the aim is more deliberative in nature through a language that instructs...
Rhetorica (2018) 36 (1): 24–38.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Eric MacPhail This essay situates the political thought of the French Renaissance prose writer Jean Bodin within the dual tradition of political theory and epideictic rhetoric. Bodin's pragmatic reappraisal of superstition, as a bulwark against atheism and anarchy, represents a sort of convergence...
Rhetorica (2017) 35 (4): 445–474.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Society for the History of Rhetoric. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, http://www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2017 Messalla Corvinus...
Rhetorica (2016) 34 (4): 339–371.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Rebecca Gould Notwithstanding its value as the earliest extant New Persian treatment of the art of rhetoric, Rādūyānī's Interpreter of Rhetoric ( Tarjumān al-Balāgha ) has yet to be read from the vantage point of comparative poetics. Composed in the Ferghana region of modern Central Asia between...
Rhetorica (2016) 34 (3): 243–267.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Marco Sgarbi This paper deals with the conception of rhetoric of one of the most prominent Renaissance scholars, Francesco Robortello, and focuses in particular on his vernacular manuscript entitled Dell'oratore , probably his final statement on the topic, the transcription of which is included in...
Rhetorica (2015) 33 (2): 181–208.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Peter A. Verkruyse While George Campbell's Philosophy of Rhetoric is widely recognized as one of the most influential treatises in the history of rhetoric, little critical attention has been paid to one of his most famous sermons: "The Nature, Extent, and Importance of the Duty of Allegiance...
Rhetorica (2014) 32 (4): 323–347.
Published: 01 November 2014
... History of Rhetoric. All rights reserved. 2014 disputatio dialectic rhetoric Jewish-Christian relations dialogue genre polemic Alex J. Novikoff Rhetorica, Vol. XXXII, Issue 4, pp. 323 347, ISSN 0734-8584, electronic ISSN 1533- 8541. ©2014 by The International Society for the History of...
Rhetorica (2013) 31 (4): 402–443.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Gary Remer Notwithstanding the widespread assumption that Aristotle forges a better relationship among rhetoric, the emotions, and political morality than Cicero, I contend that Cicero, not Aristotle, offers a more relevant account of the relationship among these terms. I argue that, by grounding...
Rhetorica (2013) 31 (2): 199–219.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Alexander Thumfart During the last three decades research in the rhetoric of natural science has established itself as a prominent topic in the history of science, culture, and society. Despite this overall success, the status, function and place of rhetoric in the process of knowledge production...
Rhetorica (2012) 30 (2): 109–133.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Dana Miller Plato's chief argument against rhetoric is epistemological. Plato claims that rhetoric accomplishes what it does on the basis of experience, not knowledge. In this article I examine Plato's criticisms of rhetoric in the Gorgias and the Phaedrus . I argue that Plato is right to identify...
Rhetorica (2012) 30 (2): 134–152.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Robin Reames This essay argues that Plato's use of narrative conceals within Socrates' explicit rejection of rhetoric an implicit authorial endorsement, manifested in the dialectical and rhetorical failures surrounding Socrates' deliberations over logos . I suggest that Aristotle's Rhetoric is...
Rhetorica (2012) 30 (1): 22–36.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Eric MacPhail This article studies the essays of Michel de Montaigne in the context of the tradition of epideictic rhetoric from antiquity to the Renaissance, with particular attention to the humanist reception of Aristotle's Rhetoric . The focus of this attention is the relationship between...