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Rhetoric, Modality, Modernity

Nancy S. Struever

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226777481
eISBN:
9780226777504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226777504.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Since antiquity, philosophy and rhetoric have traditionally been cast as rivals, with the former often lauded as a search for logical truth and the latter usually disparaged as empty speech. But in ... More


The Modernity of Early Modernity

in Rhetoric, Modality, Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226777481
eISBN:
9780226777504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226777504.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter makes a case for the modernity of Early Modernity. Thomas Hobbes and Giovanni Battista Vico are secessionist thinkers, seceding from the normative, moralistic, prescriptive program of ... More


Inquiry Possibilities

in Rhetoric, Modality, Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226777481
eISBN:
9780226777504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226777504.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter comments on the unique suitability of Robert Pippin's modernist narrative for explaining rhetoric's unique capacity for modernization; post-Kantian philosophy's work with conditions of ... More


From Early to Late Modernity

in Rhetoric, Modality, Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226777481
eISBN:
9780226777504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226777504.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In early Modernity, rhetorically attuned initiatives of Thomas Hobbes and Giovanni Battista Vico represent a secession from Classical political philosophy. Their modernity means devaluing Classical ... More


Modernizing Rhetoric: Recuperation and Response

in Rhetoric, Modality, Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226777481
eISBN:
9780226777504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226777504.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The quarrel of rhetoric and philosophy offers a specific and useful perspective on inquiry as a contrast of modality concerns: of rhetoric with possibility, opposed to philosophy with necessity—a ... More


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