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Politics & rhetoric : coming to terms with terms

Author: George E Yoos
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Interpretation and definition as rhetorical and logical modes are interactive in determining and precising meaning that transcends our repertoire of literal usage. Refining language use gives us the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George E Yoos
ISBN: 9780230617469 0230617468
OCLC Number: 277118398
Description: xvii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: One-sided rhetorical critiques about meaning --
What is the meaning of life? --
Making and discovering meaning --
The meaning of what you would like to mean --
Language use and language usage --
Rhetorical use and usage --
Limits of a code theory of language --
Definitional proposals and definitional reports --
An inferential theory of language --
Figurative and literal language --
Interpretation and definition as umbrella terms --
Interpretation and definition as correlative terms --
Contrasts between definitions and interpretations --
Nominal, conceptual, and real definitions --
Rhetorical definition as a generic term : talking and walking the talk --
Logical definitions by class and differentia --
Logical definitions by necessary and sufficient conditions --
Pigeonholes and rational numbers --
Coming to terms with terms about application and control --
Interpretations as hypotheses and the contexts of interpretation in rhetorical criticism.
Other Titles: Politics and rhetoric
Responsibility: George E. Yoos.

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