By Bruce McComiskey
In Gorgias and the recent Sophistic Rhetoric, Bruce McComiskey achieves 3 rhetorical pursuits: he treats a unmarried sophist's rhetorical technê (art) within the context of the highbrow upheavals of fifth-century bce Greece, therefore heading off the matter of generalizing a couple of disparate crew of people; he argues that we needs to abandon Platonic assumptions in regards to the sophists commonly and Gorgias specifically, opting as an alternative for a holistic examining of the Gorgianic fragments; and he reexamines the perform of appropriating sophistic doctrines, fairly these of Gorgias, in mild of the hot interpretation of Gorgianic rhetoric provided during this book.
In the 1st chapters, McComiskey bargains with a false impression according to selective and Platonic readings of the extant fragments: that Gorgias's rhetorical technê consists of the misleading perform of manipulating public opinion. This renowned and finally deceptive interpretation of Gorgianic doctrines has been the foundation for plenty of neosophistic appropriations. the ultimate 3 chapters take care of the character and scope of neosophistic rhetoric in gentle of the non-Platonic and holistic interpretation of Gorgianic rhetoric McComiskey postulates in his establishing chapters. He concludes through analyzing the way forward for verbal exchange experiences to find what roles neosophistic doctrines may possibly play within the twenty-first century.
McComiskey additionally presents a selective bibliography of scholarship on sophistic rhetoric and philosophy in English because 1900.
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