An Ideal Critic: Ciceronian Rhetoric and Contemporary Criticism

An Ideal Critic: Ciceronian Rhetoric and Contemporary Criticism

by K. Hvidtfelt Nielsen

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An Ideal Critic: Ciceronian Rhetoric and Contemporary Criticism by K. Hvidtfelt Nielsen

The book argues and exemplifies the replacement of philosophy by rhetoric as the more rewarding speech genre for discussing theoretical beliefs. The rhetorical writings of Cicero and Quintilian are carefully sifted and re-organized so as to provide the literary critic with a vocabulary (topicality) for translating recent debates among hermeneutists, speech act theorists, and post-structuralists (Foucault, Bakhtin, Gadamer, Vattimo, Searle, Derrida, and Bloom) into a performative canon of criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783906752945
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/1995
Pages: 154

About the Author

The Author: K. Hvidtfelt Nielsen (born in 1947) is Associate Professor of German literature at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has written on mathematical linguistics, philosophy, rhetoric, and modern European literature.

Table of Contents

Contents: On the silly speaker, or the impossibility of theory - On the ars of the rhetorical critic, on the genus of his métier, on the three officia of his work - On the perfect speaker, or the impossibility of being a complete critic.

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