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Unformatted text preview: *Based on probabilities. *Perspective-all theories are related to perspective. Theorists are formally articulating a perspective. Starting point for discussion of theories. *Applicable. What we discuss in class. *Theories make sense of seemingly random things, and how they work. *When truth is known Rhetoric is marginalized, and the opposite is true also. There are multiple levels of collectivity (societies). “T”ruth vs “t”ruth. Big T truth represents who is in power… absolute truth. Little t truth is a relative or situational truth. Persuade if you elieve little “t” truth. *Situation-Bitzer’s theory of the rhetorical situation. What about a situation makes it rhetorical? Three major features of rhetorical situation: 1, Exigence, prob/issue marked by urgency 2. Audience, 3.Constraints....
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course COMM 321 taught by Professor Erinmcclellan during the Spring '11 term at Boise State.
- Spring '11