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Rhetoric is often seen as a synonym for shallow, deceptive language, and therefore as something negative. But if we view rhetoric in more neutral terms, as the ‘art of persuasion’, it is clear that we are all forced to engage with it at some level, if only because we are constantly exposed to the rhetoric of others.

In this Very Short Introduction, Richard Toye explores the purpose of rhetoric. Rather than presenting a defence of it, he considers it as the foundation-stone of civil society, and an essential part of any democratic process. Using wide-ranging examples from Ancient Greece, medieval Islamic preaching, and modern cinema, Toye considers why we should all have an appreciation of the art of rhetoric.

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Author Richard Toye
Binding Paperback
Brand imusti
EAN 9780199651368
Edition Edition
ISBN 0199651361
Label Oxford University Press
Manufacturer Oxford University Press
NumberOfItems 1
NumberOfPages 136
PackageQuantity 1
ProductGroup Book
ProductTypeName ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate 2013-04-17
Publisher Oxford University Press
Studio Oxford University Press
Title Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)