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Introduction to Rhetorical Theory

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9781577662211

ISBN10:
1577662210
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Waveland Pr Inc
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Summary

This book makes a rhetorical approach to human communication accessible to readers.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
The Eventfulness of Rhetoric
1(14)
Communication and Rhetoric
2(1)
Communication Processes and Rhetorical Events
3(8)
Things, Events, and Processes
4(1)
Continuity and Discountinuity
5(2)
Characteristics of Rhetorical Eventfulness
7(4)
The Rhetorical Domain
11(2)
Summary
13(2)
Rhetorical Thinking
15(24)
Rhetoric as a Social Practice
17(15)
Narrative
20(2)
Dialectic
22(2)
Rhetoric
24(8)
Rhetoric as a Method
32(4)
Summary
36(3)
Rhetorical Opportunities
39(22)
Defining the Situation
40(2)
Rhetorical Situations
42(5)
Constituent Elements of Rhetorical Situations
47(4)
Exigence
47(1)
Audience
48(2)
Constraints
50(1)
Life Cycles and Fitting Responses
51(7)
Life Cycles
52(5)
Fitting Response
57(1)
Rhetor's Intentions
58(2)
Summary
60(1)
Making Commitments through Rhetoric
61(14)
Expressive versus Other-Directed Talk
62(1)
Argument and Self-Risk
63(3)
Unilateral and Bilateral Arguments
66(2)
Rhetoric and the Self
68(5)
Reflecting a Self
68(2)
Evoking a Self
70(1)
Maintaining a Self
71(1)
Destroying a Self
72(1)
Summary
73(2)
Public Judgment
75(24)
Rhetorical Characteristics of Public Problems
77(6)
Ownership of Public Problems
79(1)
Responsibility: Causal and Political
80(1)
The Organization of Public Consciousness
81(2)
Publics Theory
83(13)
Publics
84(3)
Public Spheres
87(7)
Public Opinion
94(2)
Summary
96(3)
Finding Ideas
99(20)
The Problem of Invention
100(3)
Creativity and Inventiveness
103(5)
Invention in Purposive Discourse
108(2)
Topical Thinking
110(2)
Topical Reasoning and Relevant Discourse
112(6)
Summary
118(1)
Using Good Reasons to Persuade
119(26)
Internal and External Appeals
120(1)
Paradigms and Enthymemes
121(4)
Paradigms
121(3)
Enthymemes
124(1)
Enthymemes and Good Reasons
125(3)
Good Reasons and Issues
128(11)
Detecting a Case
129(1)
Determining Issues
130(3)
Classifying Issues
133(6)
Stasis in Everyday Life
139(4)
Summary
143(2)
Persuasiveness of Character
145(20)
The Problem of Authority
146(1)
Ethos Developed in Message
147(2)
Ethos and the Habits of Life
149(10)
Excellence and Habits
149(5)
Attributes of Character
154(4)
Interpreting Ethos
158(1)
Ethos and Ethical Appeal
159(4)
Summary
163(2)
The Passions
165(16)
Pathos as a Pattern of Response
168(2)
Pathos and Persuasive Reasoning
170(7)
Common Misconceptions
170(1)
Emotions Reflect Judgments
170(3)
Evoking Emotions
173(4)
Basic Emotions
177(2)
Summary
179(2)
Narrative
181(20)
Narrative Framing
184(3)
Lived Experience as Story
187(6)
Plot
189(3)
Narrative Quest
192(1)
Narrative Rationality
193(4)
Narrative Probability
195(1)
Narrative Fidelity
196(1)
Voice
197(2)
Summary
199(2)
Acting with Language
201(18)
Action and Motion
201(1)
Humans Act with Language
202(7)
Dramatistic Assumptions
203(3)
Presentation versus Representation
206(1)
Dramatism
207(2)
Motives and Action
209(3)
Rhetoric and Motives
212(5)
Identification
213(1)
Misidentification
214(1)
Vocabulary of Motives
215(2)
Summary
217(2)
Experiencing Meaning in Rhetoric
219(24)
Meaning and Context
220(2)
Dynamics of Meaning
222(8)
Meanings Are Mediated
224(2)
Language Usage Is Experiential
226(1)
Perceptual Patterns Emerge
226(1)
Language Usage Contains Inherent Frameworks
227(1)
Meaning Emerges from the Interaction of Symbols
228(2)
Rhetorical Applications
230(6)
Within an Utterance
230(4)
Extended Verbal Contexts
234(1)
External Contexts
235(1)
Metaphor
236(5)
Summary
241(2)
Rhetorical Form as Strategy
243(20)
Structure in the Large
245(2)
Structures Are Basic to Perception
245(2)
Perception and Structure in the Large
247(1)
Structure and Strategy
247(4)
Structure and Strategic Choice
248(1)
Strategizing with Form
249(2)
Structures Reveal Motives
251(5)
Shaping Audience Perceptions
256(5)
Summary
261(2)
Strategic Forms of Argument Structures
263(22)
Aristotle's Syllogistic Structure
264(1)
The Toulmin Model of Warranted Assent
265(4)
Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca's Associative and Dissociative Structures
269(7)
Quasi-logical Arguments
270(2)
Reality-Structure Arguments
272(3)
Dissociation of Concepts
275(1)
Rhetorical Structures of Dramatic Enactment
276(3)
Scenic Structures as Arguments
279(3)
Summary
282(3)
Afterword: Inviting Rhetoric 285(2)
Notes 287(10)
Index 297


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