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Argumentation Theory and the Rhetoric of Assent
edited by David Williams and Michael David Hazen
University of Alabama Press, 1990
eISBN: 978-0-8173-9062-4 | Paper: 978-0-8173-5335-3 | Cloth: 978-0-8173-0509-3
Library of Congress Classification PN4181.A68 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 808.51

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The themes of the essays in Argumentation Theory and the Rhetoric of Assent all coalesce around the general question: "When, if ever, is assent justified?" The question immediate triggers complex and multifaceted considerations of argument and, ultimately, power. In parsing out the nature of assent, the essays take divers approaches: aesthetic and symbolist, rationalistic and formalistic, field theory, various conceptualizations of a public sphere, etc. Together, they offer an insightful exploration of an exciting new terrain argumentation studies.


 

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