The Rhetoric of Philosophy (Controversies)

The Rhetoric of Philosophy (Controversies)

Shai Frogel


The booklet claims that philosophy might be outlined via its precise rhetoric. This rhetoric is formed via values: humanism and critique. Humanism is outlined as who prefer the person human deliberation to any exterior authority or technique. Self-conviction is the touchstone of fact in philosophy. Critique is outlined as suspecting your ideals and convictions. because of this why the ebook makes use of Nietzsche’s definition of "the will to fact" – "the won't to mislead, now not even myself" – for explaining the character of philosophical considering and argumentation. This rhetorical research unearths that the chance of self-deception is a constitutive but irresolvable challenge of philosophy.
The matters of the ebook are: the kin among philosophy and rhetoric, the speaker and the addressee of philosophical arguments, the subordination of good judgment to rhetoric in philosophy and the philosophical challenge of self-deception.
This paintings, unburdened with philosophers’ jargon, suits good within the present severe debate in regards to the relevance of pragmatic positive aspects of the strategies of subjectivity and fact.

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