Review of Jeff Mason, Philosophical Rhetoric [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Can we interpret human reason simultaneously as a product of neurochemistry and natural selection and as a transcendental standard? Jeff Mason asks the analogous question of philosophical writing. Can we interpret philosophical discourse as "rhetorical," embodied in language, and designed to persuade historical audiences, and at the same time preserve its traditional intention to disclose truths that transcend language, history, and audiences? Mason argues that these polar attitudes toward philosophical writing are untenable precisely when they exclude each other. This is a significant project with important literary and metaphilosophical consequences.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jeff Mason (1989). Philosophical Rhetoric: The Function of Indirection in Philosophical Writing. Routledge.
Jeff Mason (1992). Rhetoric and Rhetorical Training in a Philosophical Education. Cogito 6 (3):173-176.
Jeff Mason (1994). Rhetoric and the Perlocutionary Field. Philosophy and Rhetoric 27 (4):410 - 414.
Jeff Mason (1990). The Spirit and Its Letter: Traces of Rhetoric in Hegel's Philosophy of Bildung (Review). Philosophy and Literature 14 (1):169-170.
Jeff Mason (1992). Contingent Meanings: Postmodern Fiction, Mimesis, and the Reader (Review). Philosophy and Literature 16 (2):402-403.
Jeff Mason (1997). Nietzsche's Women. Cogito 11 (3):227-228.
Jeff Mason (1999). Søren Kierkegaard. Philosophy Now 24:30-32.
Jeff Mason & Claude Pearson (1998). Plato and Aristotle on Human Happiness. The Philosophers' Magazine 2 (2):25-26.
Jeff Mason (1993). Philosophy After Literature: A Personal Retrospective. Cogito 7 (3):226-230.
Jeff Mason (1999). Sartre's Existential Humanism. The Philosophers' Magazine 5 (5):28-29.
Jeff Mason (1998). The World of Platonic Forms. The Philosophers' Magazine 2 (2):28-28.
John Clendenning & Frank M. Oppenheim (2005). Letters of Josiah Royce to Daniel Gregory Mason, Mary Lord Mason, and Edward Palmer Mason, 1900-1904. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 41 (1):13 - 45.
James Garvey, Jean Kazez, Jeff Mason, Julian Baggini & Mike LaBossiere, Talking Philosophy - the Philosophers' Magazine Blog.
Andrew Mason (2007). Review of Lindsay Judson, Vassilis Karasmanis (Eds.), Remembering Socrates: Philosophical Essays. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (1).
E. Mason (2008). Intricate Ethics. Philosophical Review 117 (4):621-623.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2010-12-22
Total downloads1 ( #306,128 of 1,088,400 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #69,601 of 1,088,400 )
How can I increase my downloads?