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dc.contributor.authorSteve Mackey
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-26T00:01:21Z
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dc.date.created2017-09-29 23:04
dc.date.issued2013-07-01
dc.identifieroai:doaj.org/article:dd40097d0cbe429fa5a843b731e08660
dc.identifier1832-9101
dc.identifierhttps://doaj.org/article/dd40097d0cbe429fa5a843b731e08660
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/611503
dc.description.abstractThe dominance of a purist, ‘scientistic’ form of reason since the Enlightenment has eclipsed and produced multiple misunderstandings of the nature, role of and importance of the millennia-old art of rhetoric. For centuries the multiple perspectives conveyed by rhetoric were always the counterbalance to hubristic claims of certainty. As such rhetoric was taught as one of the three essential components of the ‘trivium’ – rhetoric, dialectic and grammar; i.e. persuasive communication, logical reasoning and the codification of discourse. These three disciplines were the legs of the three legged stool on which western civilisation still rests despite the perversion and muddling of the first of these three. This essay explains how the evisceration of rhetoric both as practice and as critical theory and the consequent over-reliance on a virtual cult of rationality has impoverished philosophy and has dangerously dimmed understandings of the human condition.
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherCosmos and History Publishing Co-op.
dc.relation.ispartofhttp://www.cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/349/558
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dc.sourceCosmos and History : the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 9, Iss 1, Pp 203-224 (2013)
dc.subjectRhetoric
dc.subjectDialectic
dc.subjectRationality
dc.subjectEnlightenment
dc.subjectPhilosophy
dc.subjectCommunication
dc.subjectC.S.Peirce: Max Horkheimer
dc.subjectTheodor Adorno
dc.subjectJürgen Habermas
dc.subjectJohn Deely
dc.subjectPhilosophy (General)
dc.subjectB1-5802
dc.subjectPhilosophy. Psychology. Religion
dc.subjectB
dc.subjectDOAJ:Philosophy
dc.subjectDOAJ:Philosophy and Religion
dc.titleRhetoric and Rationality
dc.typeArticle
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