David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Rhetoric 43 (3):284-288 (2010)
The overarching theme of Michael Kochin's Five Chapters on Rhetoric seems to be that classical rhetoric is still important. With the help of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Gorgias, Callicles, Protagoras, Isocrates, Cicero, Quintilian, and others, Kochin makes the case that when thinking about rhetoric, we ought to listen to the ancients—at least most of the time. While the overarching theme deals with the classical tradition, the book's central argument is focused squarely on current rhetorical practices. The proper role of rhetoric, Kochin argues, is to allow "the facts" to "speak for themselves" (164). He attempts to establish this claim by exploring five concepts that are, or ought to be, central to our ..
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Michael Winterbottom (1975). Rhetoric at Rome George Kennedy: The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World, 300 B.C.–A.D. 300. (A History of Rhetoric, Vol. Ii.) Pp. Xvi+658. Princeton: University Press (London: Oxford University Press), 1972. Cloth, £9.25 (Paper, £4·80). [REVIEW] The Classical Review 25 (01):64-66.
James Stuart Murray (2001). Plato on Power, Moral Responsibility and the Alleged Neutrality of Gorgias' Art of Rhetoric (. Philosophy and Rhetoric 34 (4):355-363.
Devin Stauffer (2006). The Unity of Plato's Gorgias: Rhetoric, Justice, and the Philosophic Life. Cambridge University Press.
Marina McCoy (2008). Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists. Cambridge University Press.
Eugene Garver (1994). Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character. University of Chicago Press.
Y. Too (1996). G.A. Kennedy: A New History of Classical Rhetoric. An Extensive Revision and Abridgement of The Art of Persuasion in Greece, The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World and Greek Rhetoric Under Christian Emporers With Additional Discussion of Late Latin Rhetoric. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 46 (1):60-61.
Rachel Barney (2010). Gorgias' Defense: Plato and His Opponents on Rhetoric and the Good. Southern Journal of Philosophy 48 (1):95-121.
Added to index2010-07-28
Total downloads20 ( #130,548 of 1,699,834 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #269,935 of 1,699,834 )
How can I increase my downloads?