Rhetorical Tradition Class Notes Unit 2

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Unformatted text preview: UNIT 3: RENAISSANCE AND ENLIGHTENMENT RHETORIC RENAISSANCE RHETORICAL THEORY 1400-1600 –REBIRTH OF CLASSICAL IDEAS MONKS – KEEPERES OF LITERACY Scholasticism : Teaching, truth-> subject to objections Greek rhetorical literature: monks, ppl rented books Humanism Agricola “Progymnasmata of Aphthonius” “De Inventione Dialecta” Teachable method . Erasmus De Copia – English schools Ramus 1 Dialectique Scientific logic Other types of logic Educational Reforms 3 criticisms Thomas Wilson The Arte of Rhetorique Abraham Fraunce The Arcadian Rhetorike Two kinds of science: 1. Francis Bacon Scientific Method Born into nobility logic is the art of learned inquiry and rhetoric is the art of inventing the materials needed for instruction and argument. Advancement of Learning (1605) faculties of the mind . (abilities) 2 reason imagination memory will appetites definition of rhetoric : duty and office of rhetoric apply reason to imagination to move the will and make better choices. Novum Organum – New Tool the 4 idols . Idols of the tribe – faults of human intellect found universally with all mankind Idols of the cave – intellectual faults of individuals Idols of the marketplace – the result of inaccuracies of languages Idols of the theatre – misconception of philosophy René Descartes Discourse on Method , 1637 Specifics/observation – draw conclusion with what we know Study method: analytic geometry. “Cogito, ergo sum” I think, therefore, I am. Geometric deductions. 3 Rhetorical Shift after this period: Renaissance- “rebirth”- relearning of most everything Disputation- form of learning during the time period- Debating guided by instructor or student debating with instructor D Subjections tested by rigorous objections to come up with good, solid arguments to refute the objections Renaissance was a time of rediscovering R Looked back to pagans- Greece, Rome L Ancient texts- Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero A Shift from humanism to scientism S A distrust of the human mind in relevance to rhetoric Francis Bacon F Born into nobility with political ties B Becomes a lawyer B Known for pithy eloquence K Becomes House of Commons member at 23 and then Lord Chancellor B Ends his political career a little later E Accepted bribes and found guilty A Devotes himself to private study D Writes four major books W “Essays” Reflections on practical moral and political issues R *Saw rhetorical as essential to civic life* * “The Advancement of Learning ” An overview of philosophy A Faculty Psychology F Rhetoric- to apply reason to imagination for the better moving of the will w Rhetoric influences reason and imagination against appetites R *Bacon argued that humans think to much in the present*...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2010 for the course COMM 2064 taught by Professor Jimkuypers during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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