Hauser, Chapter Ten, Narrative
Good reasons theory holds that audiences dont judge public arguments by logical
validity. What do they use instead and what does it mean?
What is framing?
o Placement of specific occurrences, problems, and e
Hauser, Chapter Eight, Persuasiveness of Character
When decisions are made more on the basis of who is advising us rather than the
advice itself, what is this rhetorical transaction commonly called?
What are the two important features of ethos, ac
Close Textual Analysis, Pentadic Criticism, Ideological Criticism
What is the focus of close textual analysis?
o Close textual analysis focuses attention on the rhetorical tactics embodied
in the text itself that is, the arguments
What are the steps of cl
Cavender and Kahane, Bb, Managing the News
What are the three principal influences on news media and why are they
o THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE chief sources of news for most people
these days is still mass media, despite the decrease in populari
Hauser, Chapter Two, Rhetorical Thinking ,
Aristotle was the first to codify what two dominant aspects of public discourse?
o Method and social consequences
What three discursive practices, important for public decision-making, are still
used today as mod
Hauser, Chapter Thirteen, Rhetorical Form as Strategy
What marks goal-directed discourse?
o Marked by its careful selection of symbols, construction of appeals, and
engagement of listeners and readers as feelings and valuing as well as
Keith and Lundberg, Chapter Four, Argument and Persuasion
What are rhetorical proofs and what are the three principal proofs?
o Rhetorical proofs the ways of making speech persuasive
Three principal proofs
Name and define three comm
Keith and Lundberg, Chapter Six, Style
o Creative arrangements of words and phrases or sentences that catch the
audiences attention and focus it on your key ideas
o A substitution of a word or phrase by a less literal word or
Hauser, Chapter Fourteen, Strategic Forms of Argument Structures
What does Aristotles syllogistic form maintain?
o We can test the value of an argument by examining the relationships
among its premises
What were Toulmins two objections to Aristotles syllo
Basic Definitions of Public Debate, Bb
Define the following terms in the context of public debate:
A statement, or claim, followed by a justification, or warrant.
Justifications are responses to challenges, often linked by the word
Chinese and Native American rhetoric
Ritualistic communication transmitted and perpetuated Chinese cultural values
characterized by an emphasis of what three qualities?
Name and define the four litera
Borchers, Critical Approaches to Rhetoric
According to Borchers, what is a text in critical rhetoric?
o A set of symbols that can be seen to produce meaning
How does Brummitt define critical studies?
o A group of theories that are critical in attitude, me
Molefi Assante defines African-centered rhetoric as what?
o The productive thrust of language into the unknown in an attempt to
create harmony and balance in the midst of disharmony and indecision
What are the four factors to consider