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    On the Idea of Reflexive Rhetoric in Homer.Mari Lee Mifsud & Henry W. Johnstone - 1998 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 31 (1):41 - 54.
    This article focuses on Homers idea of reflexive rhetoric. The majority of Homeric deliberation scenes contain no deliberative calculi. One approach to this problem would be to generalize from the scenes where Odysseus uses deliberative calculi to those where he does not. One might argue, though, that data have to be transmitted to and outputted from a computer via interfaces, one where data are transformed into electrical impulses, and one where the output is printed as information. The deliberative calculus cannot (...)
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    On Rhetoric as Gift/Giving.Mari Lee Mifsud - 2007 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 40 (1):89-107.
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    Revision and Immortality in Philosophical Argumentation: Continuing Thoughts on the Rhetorical Wedge.Mari Lee Mifsud - 2001 - Informal Logic 21 (1).
    This essay explores Johnstone's idea that "rhetoric is a wedge." In particular, it explores the place of this idea in Johnstone's philosophy of argument, the need to confront this idea with argument, and ways of confronting it with ad rem and ad hominem arguments.
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    The Figure of Homer in the Rhetorical Structure of Vico’s Pedagogy.Mari Lee Mifsud - 2002 - New Vico Studies 20:37-44.
    The rhetorical structure of Vico’s pedagogy is shaped predominantly by the ars topica. While most would associate the ars topica with the classical Greek and Roman cultures, where theories of topoi predominate rhetorical theory and pedagogy, this essay shows that the ars topica in the rhetorical structure of Vico’s pedagogy must be heroic in nature, rather than classical. Embodied in the figure of Homer, the ars topica in Vico’s pedagogy stands beyond the technical consciousness of the classical world. The figure (...)
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    The Birth of Rhetoric: Gorgias, Plato, and Their Successors (Review).Mari Lee Mifsud - 1999 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 32 (2):175-180.