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Aristotle's

Aristotle's "Rhetoric"

An Art of Character

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Published: 1st January 1994
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In this contribution to philosophy and rhetoric, Eugene Garver shows how Aristotle integrates logic and virtue in his treatise, the "Rhetoric". Garver argues that Aristotle raises and answers a central question: can there be a civic art of rhetoric, an art that forms the character of citizens? By demonstrating the importance of the "Rhetoric" for understanding current philosophical problems of practical reason, virtue and character, Garver treats the "Rhetoric" as philosophy and connects its themes with parallel problems in Aristotle's "Ethics" and "Politics". Garver explores how Aristotle, instead of looking at the motives of rhetoricians or the effects of rhetorical practices, addresses the very activity of rhetoric and subjects it to rigorous rational analysis. On Aristotle's view, such rhetorical activities as giving advice, making policy decisions and persuading others in legal matters can be understood as artful, but not deceptive, activities in which the rhetorician brings to bear character, emotion and reason.

Acknowledgments
Introdcution
Aristotle'sRhetoricand the Professionalization of Virtue
Aristotle'sRhetoric: Between Craft and Practical Wisdom Aristotle's Project: A civic, Practical Art of Rhetoric Guiding vs. Given Ends From Internal/External Ends toEnergeia/Kinesis Rhetoric andPhronesis Civic vs. Professional Arts
The Kinds of Rhetoric The Plurality of Practical Discourse and the Diversity of Goods Plurality, Function, and the Three Kinfs of Rhetoric Plurality, Diversity, and the Incommensurablility From Guiding Ends to Species
Rhetorical Topics and Practical Reason Topics and the Marriage of Politics and Dialectic Deliberative Rhetoric:Rhetoric Epideictic Rhetoric: Rhetoric Topics and Practical Reason
Deliberative Rationality and the Emotions Corrupting and Enabling Emotions The Place of the Emotions in Rhetorical Arugment Love and Anger,EuniaandThymos Aristotle's Definition of Emotion: How Emotions Modify Judgment Pleasure, Pain, and Good Practical Decisions The Political Function of Emotion The Emotions, Good Action, and the Good Life
Why Reasoning Persuades Arguing and Persuading Arguing and Persuading: Ethos and Trust Logical Forma and Rhetorical Forms How Examples Persuade How Enthymemes Persuade Rhetorical Persuasion and Practical Reason
Making Discourse Ethical: Can I Be Too Rational? The Problem and the Evidence Character and Rhetorical Invention Why Rhetorical Needs Ethos Ethos and Trust: SPeaker and Audience Artful Ethos and Real Ethos How Maxims Make Discourse Ethical Rhetoric, Cleverness, andPhronesis
How to Tell the Rhetorician from the Sophist, and Which One to Bet On EnergeiaandPraxis The Internal Ends of Art and Virtue The Art and Virtue of Truth-telling The Moral Point of View and the Rhetorical Point of View The Moral Ambiguity of Rhetoric, and the Moral Ambiguity of Morality
Aristotle'sRhetoricand the History of Prudence
Notes
Bibliography
Index to Passages from Aristotle
General Index
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ISBN: 9780226284255
ISBN-10: 0226284255
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2