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EPISTEMOLOGICAL THEORISTS AND RHETORICIANS FACULTY PSYCHOLOGY Gronbeck: “The conception of the mind as the unity in a number of special  features, such as sensibility, intelligence, volition, by reference to which  individual processes of sensation, thought, or will are explained.” Christian Wolff  John Ogilvie Philosophical and Critical Observations on the Nature, Characters, and  Various Specieas of Composition    4 Faculties: understanding/reason imagination memory will Phrenology: Rhetoricians Hugh Blair 1
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettre 1.  appeals to reason  2. appeals to imagination.  3. appeals to passions  4.  Appeals to the faculty of will  Major contributions: 1. Style  “sympathetic faculty” 2.  Taste:  faculty of the mind  3. Belletristic Rhetoric: COMMON SENSE PHILOSOPHY Thomas Reid  --pushing the human element out of it.  --need to bring the inductive approach to study humanity.  An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense   1764 Common Sense—there are common presuppositions that underlie all of human  knowledge. (Certain precursors to that knowledge). Thoman Reid set out to  2
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vindicate that sort of knowledge.  Real existence of 
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