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Must Existence‐Questions Have Answers?

Stephen Yablo

in Things: Papers on Objects, Events, and Properties

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199266487
eISBN:
9780191594274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266487.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Sometimes when a presupposition fails, ‘the whole assertive enterprise is wrecked’ (Strawson's phrase). When the assertive enterprise is not wrecked, we have a case of non-catastrophic presupposition ... More


Passage Patterns

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

A coherent string of clauses, using the connections described in the previous chapter, still has to build in the reader's mind into a hierarchically organized passage. Rhetorical manuals since ... More


Assessing Evidence

Christa Teston

in Bodies in Flux: Scientific Methods for Negotiating Medical Uncertainty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226450520
eISBN:
9780226450834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450834.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During FDA hearings, participants deliberate about the risks and benefits associated with new pharmaceutical interventions. But when drugs are on trial, competing evidences collide. To unearth how ... More


The basic features of the history of rhetoric

Michel Meyer

in What is Rhetoric?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199691821
eISBN:
9780191841569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199691821.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Chapter 1 considers the essential reference points in the history of rhetoric. Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, as well as the main transformations of rhetoric up to the twentieth century, are ... More


Aristotle’s Rhetoric in the Schoolroom

Timothy Raylor

in Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198829690
eISBN:
9780191868191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829690.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers the conception of rhetoric implied by Hobbes’s use of Aristotle for teaching his pupil, the third Earl of Devonshire, in the early 1630s. Given the dominance of a Roman and, ... More


Logic, Rhetoric, and Philosophy

Timothy Raylor

in Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198829690
eISBN:
9780191868191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829690.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the process by which Hobbes, in the 1630s and early 1640s, began to establish a strong contrast between eloquence on the one hand and the procedure he terms ‘logic’ on the ... More


Discovery, Proof, and Style

Timothy Raylor

in Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198829690
eISBN:
9780191868191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829690.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Hobbes’s understanding of the problem with rhetoric in philosophical and political reasoning. Although the problem is generally treated as stylistic or elocutionary (rhetoric ... More


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