Between Philosophy and Rhetoric: Aesthetics and Meaning in the Postmodern Composition Classroom / Edition 1

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Between Philosophy and Rhetoric is a book about dialogue, pure and simple. It "dialogues" modern/postmodern; it "dialogues" theory/praxis; it "dialogues" philosophy/rhetoric. Recognizing the ties that join rather than separate rhetoric and philosophy and their relation to aesthetic interpretation, the author discusses postmodern ways of knowing through art, literature, and the contemporary rhetoric/composition classroom. What we discover in this overlap of theory and practice is the dialogic necessity of social responsibility found in Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics, Heidegger's House of Language, and Kenneth Burke's Rhetoric of Identity, three of the major voices that join to form both a philosophy and a practice based in postmodern contextuality.
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Ciesielski (English, U. of Wisconsin-Platteville) frames the interfaces between modern/postmodern, theory/praxis, and philosophy/rhetoric through the aesthetic experience (e.g. of Duchamp, Heidegger, Frost)<--> with implications for the phenomenological reading- writing classroom, where postmodern dialogues serve as "social research" into the meaning of our interpretations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820434681
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Series: Rethinking Childhood Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 187

Table of Contents

Ch. I A Dialogics of Survival: Lyotard, Heidegger, and Burke on Language and the Postmodern Conversation 1
Ch. II Marcel Duchamp: Postmodern Dialogues and Phenomenological Meaning in the Literary Work of Art 41
Ch. III A Philosophy of Knowing: Aesthetic Experience, Meaning, and the Written Text 76
Ch. IV Maintaining Frost's Mending Wall: Meaning at the Interface 106
Ch. V Praxis in Application: A Move Toward the Phenomenological Reading-Writing Classroom 127
Ch. VI Conclusions and Implications: Postmodern Dialogue in the Contemporary Reading/Writing Classroom 158
Works Cited 179
Index 185
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