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Adam Smith : the rhetoric of propriety

Author: Stephen J McKenna
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2006.
Series: SUNY series, rhetoric in the modern era.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this volume, Stephen J. McKenna provides the first book-length treatment of Adam Smith's rhetorical theory, focusing on his theory of rhetorical propriety - the means by which effective communication is adapted to the variables of subject, audience, speaker or writer, purpose, and moment - and the centrality of this concept to his thought."--Jacket.
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Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Smith, Adam <1723-1790> - Et le langage et langues.; Smith, Adam <1723-1790> - Morale.; Smith, Adam <1723-1790> / Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres.; Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam (Philosoph) Smith
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J McKenna
ISBN: 9780791465820 0791465829 9780791465813 0791465810
OCLC Number: 57493854
Description: 184 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Smith and the problem of propriety --
Smith and propriety in the classical tradition --
Rhetorical propriety in eighteenth century theories of discourse --
Propriety in Smith's rhetoric lectures --
Propriety in the theory of moral sentiments --
Conclusions, provocations.
Series Title: SUNY series, rhetoric in the modern era.
Responsibility: Stephen J. McKenna.
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"In this volume, Stephen J. McKenna provides the first book-length treatment of Adam Smith's rhetorical theory, focusing on his theory of rhetorical propriety - the means by which effective communication is adapted to the variables of subject, audience, speaker or writer, purpose, and moment - and the centrality of this concept to his thought."--Jacket.

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