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Reframing rhetoric : a liberal politics without dogma

Author: George E Yoos
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A combination of rhetorical theory and critical thinking, this title argues that liberalism in its most meaningful sense is not ideological, but a politics of rational and civic virtue.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George E Yoos
ISBN: 9781403984029 1403984026 9781403984012 1403984018
OCLC Number: 643618084
Description: 288 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: PART I: POLITICS Reification and Empty Abstraction The Apparent Demise of Liberalism Liberalism as 'Good Politics' Direct Elective and Sub Rosa Politics Wells of Ignorance Framing Issues in Politics: Separation of Church and State Rights and Responsibilities PART II: LIBERALISM Methodological Liberalism and its Limits Liberalism and Practical Reason Application of a Liberal Frame to Family and Children Issues PART III: CONSERVATISM Political Argument and Conservatism Prudential Conservatism Utilitarian Conservatism Confucian Conservatism PART IV:RHETORIC Rhetorical Aims and Modes: Appeals and Responses The Rhetoric of Experts Rhetoric of Story Telling and Expository Modes Organization and Arrangement: Limitations in the Use of Frames and Perspectives Variety of Logical Appeals: Appeals to Logos Ethical Appeal: 'Person' as a Forensic Term Truthfulness and Lying and the Conventions of Advocacy Authenticity and Hypocrisy and the Conventions of Advocacy PART V: RHETORICAL CRITICISM Varieties of Rhetorical Criticism and the Limits of Interpretation Difficulties in Dealing with Presumption Deceptions, Blunders, and Confusions
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