Mind the Gap: Kairos in the Spaces of Silence

Philosophy and Rhetoric 55 (1):66-70 (2022)
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ABSTRACT Discourses conceal as much as they reveal, but in their concealment they may invite an audience into the silences of the gaps and pauses they contain in order to reflect and find insight. The moments of opportunity provided by these gaps suggest two sides to the concept of kairos, capturing both the ability of the author/speaker to create the opportune moment in the discourse, and the ability of the reader/listener to see that moment and the experience it invites.



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Christopher Tindale
University of Windsor

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