Ethics and Legal Rhetoric: An Aristotelian Analysis of Language Beliefs and the Law

Ethics and Legal Rhetoric: An Aristotelian Analysis of Language Beliefs and the Law

by Frances J. Ranney
     
 

Both practice and theory are knowledge-making activities that are valuable for what they can contribute to understanding legal and ethical problems, argues Ranney (English, Wayne State U.), but he also advocates a third way of knowing, the productive. It mediates between the first two, he says, and calls into question not only the gap thought to sunder them, but also… See more details below

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Both practice and theory are knowledge-making activities that are valuable for what they can contribute to understanding legal and ethical problems, argues Ranney (English, Wayne State U.), but he also advocates a third way of knowing, the productive. It mediates between the first two, he says, and calls into question not only the gap thought to sunder them, but also the bridge between them that is usually conceived as the simple enactment of theory. He finds that all three ways of knowing are described in great detail in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, where the third is called poiesis and its method techné, or art. The art the ancient Greeks used to practice law was called rhetoric, and it is here that he focuses his attention. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754625414
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Series:
Law, Justice, and Power Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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