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Unformatted text preview: --Haiman: (objectivist view) "any rhetoric that serves to short-circuit the reasoning process is unethical." --Rogge (subjectivist) "the ultimate decision of ethical appropriateness is determined by what human subjects (the majority in a democracy) determine it is." 6. Is rhetoric a or the most basic discipline? 7. Is the use of rhetoric characteristic of the human condition? 8. Is the Western rhetorical condition inherently phallocentric? 9. Are there non-Western rhetorics? If so, what are their relation to Western rhetoric? 10. Is rhetoric essentially a conservative tool? 11. Does rhetoric matter at all?...
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- Spring '10