There is little doubt that Aristotle's Rhetoric has made a major impact on rhetoric and composition studies. This impact has not only been chronicled throughout the history of rhetoric, but has more recently been contested as contemporary rhetoricians reexamine Aristotelian rhetoric and its potential for facilitating contemporary oral and written expression. This volume contains the full text of Father William Grimaldi's monograph studies in the philosophy of Aristotle's Rhetoric. The eight essays presented here are divided into three rubrics: history and philosophical orientation, theoretical perspectives, and historical impact. This collection provides teachers and students with major works on Aristotelian rhetoric that are difficult to acquire and offers readers an opportunity to become active participants in today's deliberations about the merits of Aristotelian rhetoric for contemporary teaching and research.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction. Part I: Orientations to Aristotle's ^BRhetoric.^R K.V. Erickson, The Lost Rhetorics of Aristotle (1976). W.M.A. Grimaldi, Studies in the Philosophy of Aristotle's Rhetoric (1972). J.L. Kinneavy, William Grimaldi--Reinterpreting Aristotle (1987). Part II: Theoretical Issues. L.F. Bitzer, Aristotle's Enthymeme Revisited (1959). R. Nadeau, Some Aristotelian and Stoic Influences on the Theory of Stases (1959). R.L. Enos, J.M. Lauer, The Meaning of Heuristic in Aristotle's Rhetoric and Its Implication for Contemporary Rhetorical Theory (1992). Part III: Historical Perspectives. F. Solmsen, The Aristotelian Tradition in Ancient Rhetoric (1941). P.D. Brandes, Printings of Aristotle's Rhetoric During the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries (1985).
"Landmark Essays on Aristotelian Rhetoric not only challenges its readers to come to terms with various key issues associated with the Rhetoric and the discipline it represents, but it facilitates these encounters by means of its dialectical arrangement, one that is faithful to Aristotle's own philosophical method. In this, the collection achieves its overall purpose by offering students and teachers 'a coherent collection for advancing observation.'"
—Rhetoric Society Quarterly