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Gorgias and the new sophistic rhetoric [electronic resource] / Bruce McComiskey.

By: McComiskey, Bruce, 1963-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Rhetorical philosophy and theory: Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2002Description: 1 online resource (156 p.).ISBN: 9780809390137 (electronic bk.); 0809390132 (electronic bk.); 1429417722 (electronic bk.); 9781429417723 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Plato. Gorgias | Rhetoric, Ancient | Gorgias, of Leontini | Sophists (Greek philosophy) | Plat�Ao, 428-348 A. C | Filosofia antiga | Filosofia grega | Platonismo | Ret�orica | Sofistas | Plato | Gorgias | Gorgias | Sophistik | Rhetorik | Platon (0427?-0348? av. J.-C.). Gorgias | Gorgias (0483?-0380? av. J.-C.) | Rh�etorique antique | Sophistes grecs | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Rhetoric | REFERENCE / Writing SkillsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gorgias and the new sophistic rhetoric.DDC classification: 808/.00938 Online resources: EBSCOhost | EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Part One: Historical Interpretation -- 1. Disassembling Plato's Critique of Rhetoric in the Gorgias (447a-466a) -- 2. Gorgias and the Art of Rhetoric -- Part Two: Neosophistic Appropriation -- 3. Neosophistic Rhetorical Theory -- 4. Postmodern Sophistics -- 5. The Global Village, Multiculturalism, and the Functions of Sophistic Rhetoric -- Appendix: A Selected Bibliography on Sophistic Rhetoric and Philosophy.
Review: "In Gorgias and the New Sophistic Rhetoric, Bruce McComiskey achieves three rhetorical goals: he treats a single sophist's rhetorical techne (art) in the context of the intellectual upheavals of fifth-century BCE Greece, thus avoiding the problem of generalizing about a disparate group of individuals; he argues that we must abandon Platonic assumptions regarding the sophists in general and Gorgias in particular, opting instead for a holistic reading of the Gorgianic fragments; and he reexamines the practice of appropriating sophistic doctrines, particularly those of Gorgias, in light of the new interpretation of Gorgianic rhetoric offered in this book."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-149) and index.

Introduction -- Part One: Historical Interpretation -- 1. Disassembling Plato's Critique of Rhetoric in the Gorgias (447a-466a) -- 2. Gorgias and the Art of Rhetoric -- Part Two: Neosophistic Appropriation -- 3. Neosophistic Rhetorical Theory -- 4. Postmodern Sophistics -- 5. The Global Village, Multiculturalism, and the Functions of Sophistic Rhetoric -- Appendix: A Selected Bibliography on Sophistic Rhetoric and Philosophy.

"In Gorgias and the New Sophistic Rhetoric, Bruce McComiskey achieves three rhetorical goals: he treats a single sophist's rhetorical techne (art) in the context of the intellectual upheavals of fifth-century BCE Greece, thus avoiding the problem of generalizing about a disparate group of individuals; he argues that we must abandon Platonic assumptions regarding the sophists in general and Gorgias in particular, opting instead for a holistic reading of the Gorgianic fragments; and he reexamines the practice of appropriating sophistic doctrines, particularly those of Gorgias, in light of the new interpretation of Gorgianic rhetoric offered in this book."--BOOK JACKET.

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