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The Resource Rhetoric reclaimed : Aristotle and the liberal arts tradition, Janet M. Atwill

Rhetoric reclaimed : Aristotle and the liberal arts tradition, Janet M. Atwill

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Rhetoric reclaimed : Aristotle and the liberal arts tradition
Title
Rhetoric reclaimed
Title remainder
Aristotle and the liberal arts tradition
Statement of responsibility
Janet M. Atwill
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thoroughly embedded in postmodern theory, this book offers a critique of traditional conceptions of the liberal arts, exploring the challenges posed by cultural diversity to the aims and methods of a humanist education. Janet M. Atwill investigates a neglected tradition of rhetoric, exemplified by Protagoras and Isocorates, and preserved in Aristotle's Rhetoric. This tradition, she argues, was rooted in the ancient conception of techne, or productive knowledge, a concept that appears both in literary texts dating back to the seventh century B.C.E. and in medical and technical treatises from the fifth century B.C.E. Atwill examines these traditions, together with sophistic and platonic conceptions, and considers the commentaries on Aristotle's Rhetoric by E.M. Cope and William S.J. Grimaldi, where the concepts of techne and productive knowledge disappear in the modern opposition between theory and practice. Since models of knowledge are closely tied to models of subjectivity. Atwill's examination of techne also explores the role of political, economic, and educational institutions in standardizing a specific model for subjectivity. She argues that the liberal arts traditions largely eclipsed the social and political functions of rhetoric, transforming it from an art of disrupting and reinventing lines of power to a discipline of producing a normative subject, defined by virtue but modeled on a specific gender and class type
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwill, Janet
Dewey number
370.11/2
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1011
LC item number
.A89 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rhetoric & society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Techne (Philosophy)
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
Label
Rhetoric reclaimed : Aristotle and the liberal arts tradition, Janet M. Atwill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Prometheus and the Boundaries of Art
  • 5.
  • Plato and the Boundaries of Art
  • 6.
  • Aristotle and the Boundaries of the Good Life
  • 7.
  • Aristotle's Rhetoric and the Theory/Practice Binary
  • 8.
  • Arts of Virtue and Democracy
  • Foreword
  • Wayne Rebhorn
  • 1.
  • Rhetoric, Humanism, and the Liberal Arts
  • 2.
  • Techne and the Transformation of Limits
  • 3.
  • Arts of Invention and Intervention
Control code
37742244
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780801432637
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97035244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Rhetoric reclaimed : Aristotle and the liberal arts tradition, Janet M. Atwill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Prometheus and the Boundaries of Art
  • 5.
  • Plato and the Boundaries of Art
  • 6.
  • Aristotle and the Boundaries of the Good Life
  • 7.
  • Aristotle's Rhetoric and the Theory/Practice Binary
  • 8.
  • Arts of Virtue and Democracy
  • Foreword
  • Wayne Rebhorn
  • 1.
  • Rhetoric, Humanism, and the Liberal Arts
  • 2.
  • Techne and the Transformation of Limits
  • 3.
  • Arts of Invention and Intervention
Control code
37742244
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780801432637
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97035244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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