The Philosophy of Rhetoric / Edition 1

The Philosophy of Rhetoric / Edition 1

by I. A. Richards, Richards
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195007158

ISBN-13: 9780195007152

Pub. Date: 12/28/1965

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Our communication is limitedby misunderstanding. Rhetoric, as Professor Richards defines it, is the study of misunderstanding and its remedies. The conventional rules of the old rhetoric and the formulations of scientific language have narrow application to conversational speech; Professor Richard's definition of rhetoric is based on a practical question: how do

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Our communication is limitedby misunderstanding. Rhetoric, as Professor Richards defines it, is the study of misunderstanding and its remedies. The conventional rules of the old rhetoric and the formulations of scientific language have narrow application to conversational speech; Professor Richard's definition of rhetoric is based on a practical question: how do words work in discourse? To answer this question, he examines the interaction of words with each other and with their contexts, showing how a continual synthesis of meaning, or "principle of metaphor", gives life to discussion. It is through comprehension of the way meaning changes in discourse that we can better control and animate our use of words, and so decrease misunderstanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195007152
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1965
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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