Table of Contents
Introduction: sophistry and rhetorical pragmatism Steven Mailloux; 1. Isocrates' philosophia and contemporary pragmatism Edward Schiappa; 2. The degradation of rhetoric; or, dressing like a gentleman, speaking like a scholar Jasper Neel; 3. Antilogics, dialogics, and sophistic social psychology: Michael Billig's reinvention of Bakhtin from Protagorean rhetoric Don H. Bialostosky; 4. The 'genealogies' of pragmatism Tom Cohen; 5. Philosophy in the 'new' rhetoric, rhetoric in the 'new' philosophy Joseph Margolis; 6. Individual feeling and universal validity Charlene Haddock Seigfried and Hans Seigfried; 7. Pragmatism, rhetoric and The American Scene Giles Gunn; 8. The political consequences of pragmatism; or, cultural pragmatics for a cybernetic revolution David B. Downing; 9. In excess: radical extensions of neopragmatism Susan Jarratt; Selected bibliographies: Rhetoric and recent critical theory; Re-interpretations of the Greek sophists; Developments in the pragmatist tradition.