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Rhetoric and irony : Western literacy and Western lies

Author: C Jan Swearingen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
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This study synthesizes existing arguments about the perception of dialogue, writing and language in the ancient world. It examines specifically the work of four key figures: Plato, Aristotle, Cicero and Augustine.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Swearingen, C. Jan.
Rhetoric and irony.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(DLC) 90042930
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Jan Swearingen
ISBN: 9780195362503 0195362500 1280524847 9781280524844
OCLC Number: 252588084
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 323 pages)
Contents: Introduction; Proem; 1. Before Being or Not-Being Was: Logos and Logic Among the Preplatonics; 2. Rhetor and Eiron: Plato's Defense of Dialogue; 3. Aristotle: A Logic of Terms, a Rhetoric of Motives; 4. Cicero: Defining the Value of Literacy; 5. When the Rhetor Lies: Augustine's Critique of Mendacity; 6. Inscriptions of Self and the Erasure of Truth; Epi Dia Logos; Notes; References; Index.
Responsibility: C. Jan Swearingen.
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