Philosophical Rhetoric: The Function of Indirection in Philosophical Writing, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Philosophical Rhetoric

The Function of Indirection in Philosophical Writing, 1st Edition

By Jeff Mason

Routledge

182 pages

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This book, originally published in 1989 discusses an issue central to all philosophical argument – the relation between persuasion and truth. The techniques of persuasion are indirect and not always fully transparent. Whether philosophers and theoreticians are for or against the use of rhetoric, they engage in rhetorical practice none the less. Focusing on Plato, Descartes, Kant, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein, this book uncovers philosophical rhetoric at work and reminds us of the rhetorical arena in which philosophical writings are produced and considered.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Philosophy and Rhetoric 2. Case Studies: Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein and Nietzsche 3. Indirection, Perlocutionary Action and Rhetoric 4. Tropical Philosophy 5. Philosophical Rhetoric

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Language

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI038000
PHILOSOPHY / Language