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The philosophy of rhetoric

Author: George Campbell; Lloyd F Bitzer
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2008.
Series: Landmarks in rhetoric and public address.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2008 pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Here, after a quarter century of additional study and reflection, Bitzer presents a new critical edition of George Campbell's classic. Bitzer provides a more complete review and assessment of Campbell's work, giving particular emphasis to Campbell's theological views, which he demonstrates played an important part in Campbell's overall view of reasoning, feeling, and moral and religious truth. The Rhetoric is widely  Read more...
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Campbell, George.
Philosophy of rhetoric.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 87013108
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Campbell; Lloyd F Bitzer
ISBN: 9780809382569 0809382563 1299154824 9781299154827 1441619321 9781441619327
OCLC Number: 847715182
Language Note: English.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (lxxvi, 423 pages).
Contents: Cover; Also in this Series; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Editor's Introduction; Editions of The Philosophy of Rhetoric; Notes to the Present Edition: Corrections and Additions; Preface; Introduction; Book I. The Nature and Foundaitons of Elequence.; I. Eloquence; II. Of wit, humour, and ridicule; III. The Doctrine of the preceding Chapter defended; IV. Of the relation which eloquence bears to logic and to grammar; V. Of the different sources of Evidence, and the different Subjects to which they are respectively adapted; VI. Of the Nature and Use of the scholastic art of Syllogizing. VII. Of the Consideration which the Speaker ought to have of the Hearers, as men in generalVIII. Of the Consideration which the Speaker ought to have of the Hearers, as such men in particular; IX. Of the Consideration which the Speaker ought to have of Himself; X. The different kinds of public speaking in use among the moderns compared, with a view to their different advantages in respect of eloquence; XI. Of the cause of that pleasure which we receive from objects of representations that excite pity and other painful feelings; Book II. The Foundations and Essential Properties of Elocution. I. The Nature and Characters of the Use which gives Law to LanguageII. The nature and use of verbal Criticism, with its principal Canons; III. Of Grammaticial Purity; IV. Some Grammatical Doubts in regard to English Construction stated and examined; V. Of the qualities of Style strictly rhetorical; VI. Of Perspicuity; VII. What is the Cause that Nonsense so often escapes being detected, both by the Writer and by the Reader?; VIII. The extensive Usefulness of Perspicuity; IX. May there not be an Excess of Perspicuity?; Book III. The Discriminating Properties of Elocution. I. Of Vivacity as depending on the Choice of WordsII. Of Vivacity as depending on the Number of the Words; III. Of Vivacity as depending on the Arrangement of the Words; IV. Of the Connectives employed in combining the Parts of a Sentence; V. Of the Connectives employed in combining the Sentences in a Discourse; Index; Author Bio; Back Cover.
Series Title: Landmarks in rhetoric and public address.
Responsibility: George Campbell ; edited with a new introduction by Lloyd F. Bitzer.

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Here, after a quarter century of additional study and reflection, Bitzer presents a new critical edition of George Campbell's classic. Bitzer provides a more complete review and assessment of Campbell's work, giving particular emphasis to Campbell's theological views, which he demonstrates played an important part in Campbell's overall view of reasoning, feeling, and moral and religious truth. The Rhetoric is widely regarded as the most important statement of a theory of rhetoric produced in the 18th century. Its importance lies, in part, in the fact that the the.

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