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    Guest Editor's Introduction: Toward an Archaeogenealogy of Post-Truth. Biesecker - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (4):329-341.
    The theme of this special issue is Post-truth. No doubt it was my exasperation with the terminological state of our collective situation that incited me in the spring of 2017 to settle upon it. What, exactly, does the hyphenated couplet mean or to what does it refer? What is its significance or sense? How is it being used, by whom, for what purpose, and with what consequences—for whom? And if, as was being asserted on nearly every side, we currently find (...)
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    Between the Desire for Law and the Law of Desire: #MeToo and the Cost of Telling the Truth Today. Burgess - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (4):342-367.
    The anti-patriarchy movement is going to undo ten thousand years of recorded history…. You watch. The time has come. Women are gonna take charge of society.I think [#MeToo] will have staying power because people, and not only women, men as well as women, realize how wrong the behavior was and how it subordinated women. So we shall see, but my prediction is that it is here to stay.As the story is told, #MeToo arrived in a kairotic moment. Jodi Kantor and (...)
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  3. Toward Truth. Crosswhite - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (4):368-391.
    There are two general senses of "post-truth." One is a contemporary, popular sense that captures the manner in which facts and truths have lost their power to inform public discussion and debate. This first sense is relatively new and is related to the explosion in the number of agencies and media by which truth claims are created and distributed and the corresponding monetization of the production of truth claims. There are so many news outlets, so many reports, so many conflicting (...)
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  4. Editor's Note. Doxtader - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (4):v.
    Anyone who does not simply refuse to perceive decline will hasten to claim a special justification for his own personal existence, his activity and involvement in this chaos. There are as many exceptions for one's own sphere of action, place of residence, and moment of time as there are insights into the general failure. A blind determination to save the prestige of personal existence—rather than, through impartial disdain for its impotence and entanglement, at least to detach it from the background (...)
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    Post-Truth as Symptom: The Emergence of a Masculine Hysteria. Myres - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (4):392-415.
    What is the love of truth?To date, scholarship on "post-truth" concentrates on truth's status as a philosophical concept and as a touchstone of political culture in the twenty-first century. In this scholarship, post-truth has become a way of synthesizing the antecedents of President Donald J. Trump's election and a banner under which public reason stages its dramatic last stand. Writing for Philosophy & Rhetoric in the immediate aftermath of Trump's election, for instance, Elizabeth S. Goodstein observes "a sea change is (...)
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    On the Erosion of Democracy by Truth. Vivian - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (4):416-440.
    [N]othing is more dangerous than a political system that claims to lay down the truth.We have allegedly entered a post-truth era. Oxford Dictionaries selected the previously "peripheral term" post-truth "as 2016's international word of the year" because it had quickly become "a mainstay in political commentary" with demonstrable "impact on the national and international consciousness." The very idea of a post-truth condition, as discussed in ongoing public discourse,1 relies upon various assumptions about the nature and status of truth itself as (...)
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    “Zombies Are Real”: Fantasies, Conspiracies, and the Post-Truth Wars. Watts - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (4):441-470.
    After hearing Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention held in Cleveland, Ohio, Newt Gingrich was interviewed live on CNN about the menacing tone of the address. Gingrich not only defended Trump's nearly apocalyptic vision of America if he was not elected, the former Speaker of the House swiped aside the clear data that indicated that the criminalized landscapes portrayed in Trump's speech might just be the work of a frenzied and fearful imagination rather than based in fact. (...)
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  8. Designing Soundscapes for Argumentation. Eckstein - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (3):269-292.
    Arguments do not occur against silent backdrops. From the drone of televisions to the music in a retail space to the symphony of combustion engines on the street, we are perpetually immersed in sound. We live in a noisy world. The combined sounds of these environments, or soundscapes, provide the very conditions of social interaction. Charles Hirschkind remarked that soundscapes are as necessary "to politics and public reason as are markets, associations, formal institutions, and information networks". These soundscapes are far (...)
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    The Rupture as Ethical Imperative: Reading the Phaedrus Through Levinas's Ethics. Musgrave - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (3):293-314.
    A question as old as the study of rhetoric itself, how we might conceive of the ethical basis of persuasion, is as pressing an issue today as ever. One of the earliest critiques of rhetoric comes from Plato's Phaedrus, in which rhetoric is likened to lust, seduction, domination, and even rape in its stance toward the other. Indeed, rhetorical scholarship has remained in contestation with these depictions of rhetoric as akin to coercion and violence.1 Unable to shake Plato's damning criticisms, (...)
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  10. Books of Interest. Schaukowitch & Kennedy - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (3):321.
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    Kant's Philosophy of Communication by G. L. Ercolini.Samuel A. Stoner - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (3):315-320.
    The Enlightenment can be described as an attempt to make reason more worldly in order to make the world more reasonable, and the Enlightenment project is characterized by an unflagging confidence in reason's ability to ensure humanity's progress toward a more peaceful, civilized, and moral social and political order. However, the luminaries of the Enlightenment did not succumb to the naive belief that disembodied reason was capable of exercising an immediate influence on human history. To the contrary, these thinkers recognized (...)
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    Without a World: The Rhetorical Potential and "Dark Politics" of Object-Oriented Thought. Sundvall - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (3):217-244.
    I talked to my chair for hours, without it responding—and then I heard its voice, its desire, its rhetoric: sit in me.A new specter of materialist thought, conveniently cloaked in "realism," now haunts philosophy and rhetoric—object-oriented ontology and object-oriented rhetoric.1 Ostensibly, OOO arrives as the logical next step for theories of anti-, extra-, and post-humanism that have, over the past several decades, sought to destabilize the privileged position of human exceptionalism....
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  13. The Lessons of Community Rights Ordinances for Democratic Philosophizing. Thimsen - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (3):245-268.
    Opposition to corporate legal rights has become more visible in recent years. Activists seek ways to address the influence of corporations on the state and its ancillary institutions. The most well-known tactics range from Occupy's embrace of anarchic, leaderless horizontalism to the Mayday PAC raising money to elect representatives who support a campaign finance amendment to the US Constitution. The spectrum of political efforts between these two approaches speaks to how the problem of corporate power resonates with many people in (...)
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    Sophistical Practice: Toward a Consistent Relativism by Barbara Cassin.Michelle Ballif - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (2):202-206.
    "When you find yourself neck deep in shit, start making bricks," or so I was advised by Luanne T. Frank, a faculty member during my graduate days, who was deftly "translating" Heidegger for us during one class session. And now, decades later, I look around and think, "I'd better get busy, really busy."With that prelude, and apologies to those weak of stomach or imagination—but this is not the time to be queasy—I approach Barbara Cassin's Sophistical Practice: Toward a Consistent Relativism. (...)
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    Recuperating the Real: New Materialism, Object-Oriented Ontology, and Neo-Lacanian Ontical Cartography.Caleb Cates, M. Lane Bruner & I. I. I. Joseph T. Moss - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (2):151-175.
    The spring, summer, and fall 2006 editions of Critical Inquiry hosted a heated exchange between Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Žižek regarding the proper definition of the Lacanian Real. Žižek claims "the Real is the inexorable abstract spectral logic of capital that determines what goes on in social reality". In response, Laclau states that Žižek's "spectral logic of capital" is a gross distortion of Lacanian theory: "The Real is not a specifiable object endowed with laws of movement on its own but, (...)
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    Recuperating the Real: New Materialism, Object-Oriented Ontology, and Neo-Lacanian Ontical Cartography. Cates, Bruner & Moss - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (2):151.
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    Of Exterior and Exception: Latin American Rhetoric, Subalternity, and the Politics of Cultural Difference. Cortez - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (2):124.
    The question of non-Western cultural difference has come to feature prominently within rhetorical studies as a topic of lively and contentious debate.1 Recently, this debate has been taken up in the context of Latin America, where responses to this question turn on the presupposition of a foundational and irreducible difference between categories of the West and the non-West—the latter of which holds the figure of a putative subaltern subject for whom critics have set out to develop a democratic politics of (...)
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    Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric by Scott R. Stroud.G. L. Ercolini - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (2):207-211.
    For Hannah Arendt, the promise serves as currency in a world where predictability of outcome in the realm of human action is impossible, where courage is required in order to submit oneself in word and deed in the public realm, and where forgiveness serves as recourse when things go differently than hoped. Each of these points in Arendt's political philosophy is indebted to Immanuel Kant, a thinker who is often characterized as rejecting rhetoric on aesthetic and moral grounds alike. In (...)
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    Toward a Peircean Approach to Perlocution. Gaspard - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (2):105.
    In their Foundations of Illocutionary Logic, John Searle and Daniel Vanderveken suggest that utterances cannot be regarded as conventional performances of perlocutionary acts because "there could not be any convention to the effect that such and such an utterance counts as convincing you, or persuading you, or annoying you, or exasperating you, or amusing you." "None of these perlocutionary verbs," they add, "has a performative use" because, in the case of a hypothetical "I hereby persuade you, for instance," "there is (...)
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    Books of Interest. Schaukowitch & Kennedy - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (2):212.
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    Rhetorical Action in Rektoratsrede_: Calling Heidegger's _Gefolgschaft. Sharpe - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (2):176.
    This is the eloquence that sometimes tears up all before it like a whirlwind.The passionateness and attunement of knowing and questioning are decisively intended in the "rectoral address."There is a long philosophical tradition, reaching back to Plato's Gorgias, that insulates the question of the wisdom of a philosopher from the power of his language. This tradition may partly explain the dearth of literature on Martin Heidegger's rhetoric in debates surrounding his political engagement with National Socialism. This, even though there is (...)
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    Editor's Note: In Transition, a Moment for Gratitude. Doxtader - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (1):v.
    Anyone who does not simply refuse to perceive decline will hasten to claim a special justification for his own personal existence, his activity and involvement in this chaos. There are as many exceptions for one's own sphere of action, place of residence, and moment of time as there are insights into the general failure. A blind determination to save the prestige of personal existence—rather than, through impartial disdain for its impotence and entanglement, at least to detach it from the background (...)
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    In Transition, a Moment for Gratitude.Erik Doxtader - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (1):v-vii.
    With this issue, Philosophy & Rhetoric begins its fifty-first year. It is an honor to play a role in this turn and a privilege to serve the journal as editor.Looking back for a moment, I remember my first encounter with P&R as a young graduate student at Northwestern—Tom Farrell gave me the galleys of a forthcoming article, a gift that led me into the journal's archive and left me to hope that my first piece of scholarship would appear in its (...)
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    Is the Enthymeme a Syllogism? Fredal - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (1):24-49.
    For several millennia now, the enthymeme has been taught, on the putative authority of Aristotle, as "a kind of syllogism" —that is, a rhetorical syllogism—that consists in a three-part unit of deductive reasoning that parallels the inductive reasoning of the example. The rhetorical syllogism is said to be imperfect or incomplete because it relies on probable or particular rather than certain or universal premises and because the speaker suppresses one premise or the conclusion, usually the major premise, leaving it with (...)
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    The Persuasive Force of Demanding. Innocenti & Kathol - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (1):50-72.
    A paradigm case of demanding involves making utterances designed to influence addressees to accede.1 It would be incoherent to say, "I demand that you do x, but I am not saying that you ought to do x," or "I demand that you do x, although I am fully aware that you cannot do x." The extraordinary nature of demanding may be gleaned from anomalous utterances such as "employees may demand time off by notifying scheduling managers at least one month in (...)
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    The Cartesian Eye Without Organs: The Shaping of Subjectivity in Descartes's Optics. Johnson - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (1):73-90.
    For there are human beings who lack everything except one thing of which they have too much—human beings who are nothing but a big eye.In the opening of the Dioptrique, René Descartes refers to an uneducated Dutch artisan named Jacques Métius who enjoyed tinkering with mirrors and glass. Métius's avocation eventually led to the discovery of one of the most important tools in modern science. One day, while considering two lenses he had recently ground into the usual spherical shape, "one (...)
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    Beyond Native and Alien: Nietzsche, Literally. Kiss - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (1):1-23.
    As a still quite young professor of classical philology at the University of Basel, Nietzsche taught a rather traditional, almost antiquarian, course on ancient rhetoric. The title of his 1872–73 lecture notes—"Presentation of Ancient Rhetoric" —clearly indicates that this time Nietzsche did not spoil for a fight or set out to uncover the hidden hybridity of origins as he did in his controversial book of the same year in which the origin of Greek tragedy is revealed as miscegenation between the (...)
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    Rhetoric and the Gift: Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Contemporary Communication by Mari Lee Mifsud.Susannah Ryan - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (1):91-97.
    As we so often trip about and lose our breath over speaking precisely to "what is rhetoric?," it should come to no surprise that being asked what we want of rhetoric, of language, of an other moves us to fidget, even brings us to blush. But if we pause with these questions, lips parted without yet the words to answer, we may notice a peculiar craving that churns before the naming. We want of rhetoric—but what? We are compelled toward rhetoric—whereto? (...)
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    Books of Interest. Schaukowitch & Kennedy - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (1):98.
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