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Neo-Aristotelian Criticism 07/10/2008 12:55:00 “Concerned with effect. It regards a speech as communication to a specific audience, and holds its business to be the analysis and appreciation of the orator’s method of imparting his ideas to his hearers”- Wilchelns Rhetorical criticism became the study of speeches because the approach required that a critic determine the effect of rhetoric on the immediate audience. Neo-Aristotelianism was not used to study written discourse or nondiscursive rhetoric. Problems with Neo-Aristotelian Criticism The work on which neo-Aristotelianisn was based, Aristotle’s Rhetoric, was not intended as a guide for critics. The Rhetoric and other classical works that were being used to guide the critic were designed to teach others how to speak well. Neo-Aristotelianism excludes “all evaluations other than the speech’s potential for evoking intended response from an immediate specified audience. Aristotle’s Rhetoric and other classical writings were written at a time and in the context of cultures that were different in values, orientation, and knowledge from ours. Critics using this mode of criticism assumed that
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2008 for the course WRTG 3020 taught by Professor Lyons,t during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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