New PDF release: Rhetoric and Kairos: Essays in History, Theory, and Praxis

By Phillip Sipiora,James S. Baumlin

ISBN-10: 0791452336

ISBN-13: 9780791452332

ISBN-10: 0791452344

ISBN-13: 9780791452349

The first entire dialogue of the background, idea, and perform of kairos: that's of the function “timeliness” or “right-timing” performs in human deliberation, speech, and action.

This assortment deals the 1st entire dialogue of the background, thought, and pedagogical functions of kairos, a seminal and lately revised thought of classical rhetoric. Augusto Rostagni, James L. Kinneavy, Richard Leo Enos, John Poulakos, and John E. Smith are one of the foreign record of students who discover the Homeric and literary origins of kairos, the applied sciences of time-keeping in antiquity, the position of “right-timing” in Hippocratic drugs, the improvisations of Gorgias, in addition to the makes use of of kairos in Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and the recent testomony. vast in its scope, the ebook additionally examines the distinct philosophies of time mirrored in Renaissance Humanism, Nineteenth-Century American Transcendentalism, Oriental paintings and formality, and the applying of kairos to modern philosophy, ethics, literary feedback, rhetorical idea, and composition pedagogy.

“What is such a lot commendable approximately this publication is the broadness of its scope, embracing in a few type or one other the entire disciplines of the arts, its essays masking themes as diversified as biblical references to kairos to where of kairos in drugs and writing within the sciences. precious of distinct observe is the hassle to use the assumption of kairos to the sensible features of writing within the composition classroom.” — Bernard A. Miller, japanese Michigan University

Phillip Sipiora is Professor and affiliate Chair of English on the collage of South Florida. he's the coeditor, with Fredric G. Gale and James L. Kinneavy, of moral concerns in collage Writing.

James S. Baumlin is Professor of English at Southwest Missouri country college. he's the writer of John Donne and the Rhetorics of Renaissance Discourse and coeditor, with Tita F. Baumlin, of Ethos: New Essays in Rhetorical and significant Theory.

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