Paul Ricoeur: Tradition and Innovation in Rhetorical Theory

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This is the first book to systematically explore contemporary continental philosopher Paul Ricoeur's contribution to modern rhetorical theory. Andreea Deciu Ritivoi analyzes provocative test cases and investigates four topics central to the core vocabulary of the field-opinion, practical reasoning, commemoration, and solidarity. Her findings provide clarification on important problems and shed new light on troubling social and political issues. Placing Ricoeur's views in a larger intellectual context, Ritivoi identifies both the philosophical influences that have shaped them over the years and the correspondences with various relevant rhetorical theories. In doing so, she proves that a rhetorical enterprise refashioned with Ricoeur's help enables us to address questions that are crucially relevant to our time yet also grounded in the historical basis of the discipline.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791467473
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Series: SUNY Series, Rhetoric in the Modern ERA
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
List of Abbreviations for Ricoeur's Books ix
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 The Vagrant Scholar 27
Chapter 2 Doxa 49
Chapter 3 Practical Reasoning 71
Chapter 4 Epideictic 95
Chapter 5 The Polis 125
Conclusion 157
Bibliography 165
Bibliography of Paul Ricoeur's Works 173
Index 183
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