Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $21.96
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 26%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $21.96   
  • New (5) from $28.79   
  • Used (5) from $21.95   

Overview

In this major contribution to philosophy and rhetoric, Eugene Garver shows how Aristotle integrates logic and virtue in his great treatise, the Rhetoric. He 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 has written the first work to treat the Rhetoric as philosophy and to connect its themes with parallel problems in Aristotle's Ethics and Politics. Garver's study will help put rhetoric at the center of investigations of practice and practical reason.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A philosophic treatment of Aristotle's Rhetoric, not only with regard to current discussions of rhetoric, practical reason, and the revived Aristotelian practical philosophy, but also with regard to what the author calls the "history of prudence," i.e., the good practical use of reason. The volume's title is meant to signal the way Aristotle's practical, civic art of rhetoric lies between the activities of practical reason, for which moral character is enough, and instrumental activities that can be bought, sold, and taught. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226284255
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1995
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,350,347
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugene Garver is the Regents Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Saint John’s University and adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota. Among his earlier books are Aristotle’s Rhetoric: An Art of Character and Confronting Aristotle’s Ethics: Ancient and Modern Morality, both published by the University of Chicago Press. In 2008, he bicycled from Cairo to Cape Town.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Aristotle's Rhetoric and the Professionalization of Virtue 3
I Aristotle's Rhetoric: Between Craft and Practical Wisdom 18
Aristotle's Project: A Civic, Practical Art of Rhetoric 18
Guiding vs. Given Ends 22
From Internal/External Ends to Energeia/Kinesis 34
Rhetoric and Phronesis 41
Civic vs. Professional Arts 45
II The Kinds of Rhetoric 52
The Plurality of Practical Discourse and the Diversity of Goods 53
Plurality, Function, and the Three Kinds of Rhetoric 59
Plurality, Diversity, and Incommensurability 66
From Guiding Ends to Species 73
III Rhetorical Topics and Practical Reason 76
Topics and the Marriage of Politics and Dialectic 77
Deliberative Rhetoric: Rhetoric I.4-8 83
Epideictic Rhetoric: Rhetoric I.9 93
Forensic Rhetoric: Rhetoric I.10-15 96
Topics and Practical Reason 100
IV Deliberative Rationality and the Emotions 104
Corrupting and Enabling Emotions 104
The Place of the Emotions in Rhetorical Argument 109
Love and Anger, Eunoia and Thymos 112
Aristotle's Definition of Emotion: How Emotions Modify Judgment 115
Pleasure, Pain, and Good Practical Decisions 122
The Political Function of Emotion 128
The Emotions, Good Action, and the Good Life 135
V Why Reasoning Persuades 139
Arguing and Persuading 142
Arguing and Persuading: Ethos and Trust 149
Logical Forma and Rhetorical Forms 154
How Examples Persuade 156
How Enthymemes Persuade 162
Rhetorical Persuasion and Practical Reason 169
VI Making Discourse Ethical: Can I Be Too Rational? 172
The Problem and the Evidence 173
Character and Rhetorical Invention 177
Why Rhetoric Needs Ethos 182
Ethos and Trust: Speaker and Audience 188
Artful Ethos and Real Ethos 193
How Maxims Make Discourse Ethical 197
Rhetoric, Cleverness, and Phronesis 202
VII How to Tell the Rhetorician from the Sophist, and Which One to Bet On 206
Energeia and Praxis 206
The Internal Ends of Art and Virtue 209
The Art and Virtue of Truth-telling 213
The Moral Point of View and the Rhetorical Point of View 221
The Moral Ambiguity of Rhetoric, and the Moral Ambiguity of Morality 226
VIII Aristotle's Rhetoric and the History of Prudence 232
Notes 249
Bibliography 297
Index to Passages from Aristotle 313
General Index 320
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)