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The Resource Saving persuasion : a defense of rhetoric and judgment, Bryan Garsten, (electronic resource)

Saving persuasion : a defense of rhetoric and judgment, Bryan Garsten, (electronic resource)

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Saving persuasion : a defense of rhetoric and judgment
Title
Saving persuasion
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a defense of rhetoric and judgment
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Bryan Garsten
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eng
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Garsten, Bryan
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JA85
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.G38 2006eb
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  • Persuasion (Rhetoric)
  • Communication in politics
  • Political psychology
  • Democracy
  • Judgment
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In today's increasingly polarized political landscape it seems that fewer and fewer citizens hold out hope of persuading one another. Even among those who have not given up on persuasion, few will admit to practicing the art of persuasion known as rhetoric. To describe political speech as "rhetoric" today is to accuse it of being superficial or manipulative. In Saving Persuasion , Bryan Garsten uncovers the early modern origins of this suspicious attitude toward rhetoric and seeks to loosen its grip on contemporary political theory. Revealing how deeply concerns about rhetorical speech shaped both ancient and modern political thought, he argues that the artful practice of persuasion ought to be viewed as a crucial part of democratic politics. He provocatively suggests that the aspects of rhetoric that seem most dangerous--the appeals to emotion, religious values, and the concrete commitments and identities of particular communities--are also those which can draw out citizens' capacity for good judgment. Against theorists who advocate a rationalized ideal of deliberation aimed at consensus, Garsten argues that a controversial politics of partiality and passion can produce a more engaged and more deliberative kind of democratic discourse
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Saving persuasion : a defense of rhetoric and judgment, Bryan Garsten, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-268) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000241443
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unknown
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9780674021686
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alk. paper
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000241443
Label
Saving persuasion : a defense of rhetoric and judgment, Bryan Garsten, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-268) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000241443
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780674021686
Isbn Type
alk. paper
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000241443

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