Daily Archives: July 13, 2010

Dialectic vs. Rhetoric; Childs vs. Other Canonical Criticisms

1.  Yesterday, I finished George Kennedy’s New History of Classical Rhetoric.  On pages 282-283, Kennedy discusses the Christian Boethius, who distinguished between dialectic and rhetoric.  For Boethius, “Dialectic examines theses, that is general propositions; rhetoric investigates and discusses hypotheses or … Continue reading

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Toby’s Neo-Con Rant

Conservatives consider the West Wing to be a liberal show, but there are plenty of times when its leftist characters give conservative rants. Here is Toby Ziegler’s neo-conservative speech, in which he says that he doesn’t want the Islamic extremists … Continue reading

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