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Rhetoric, Reason and Society: Rationality as Dialogue
     

Rhetoric, Reason and Society: Rationality as Dialogue

by George Myerson
 

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This fascinating work examines some of the major arguments about modernity, culture and rationality that have emerged from recent debates on critical theory, liberal theory, the self, postmodernity, dialogic rationalism, ethics and argument.

What is the relationship between knowledge, expertise and participatory dialogue? How is the 'good life' connected to

Overview

This fascinating work examines some of the major arguments about modernity, culture and rationality that have emerged from recent debates on critical theory, liberal theory, the self, postmodernity, dialogic rationalism, ethics and argument.

What is the relationship between knowledge, expertise and participatory dialogue? How is the 'good life' connected to rationality? In what way is thinking dialogical and rhetorical? This original and lucid text addresses these and other questions, offering a broad-ranging synthesis of diverse theories to show how reason, dialogue and communication are inextricably linked.

Myerson provides a sustained discussion of contemporary theories concerning models of rational dial

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'George Myerson has produced a lively argument for the dialogical nature of reason. In presenting his own viewpoint, and in taking decisive issue with Habermas and others, Myerson himself persuasively demonstrates the virtues of clarity, scholarship and reasoned debate' - Michael Billig, University of Loughborough

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803978676
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/24/1995
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

George Myerson, is a Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature, King's College, London and the author of The Argumentative Imagination and The Power of Address: Explorations in Rhetoric (with Dick Leith).

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