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The Philosopher's Voice
The Philosopher's Voice (October 2002)
Philosophy, Politics, and Language in the Nineteenth Century
Andrew Fiala - Author

Explores the relationship between philosophy and politics in the work of Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Marx.

This analysis of the relationship between philosophy and politics recognizes that political philosophers must continually struggle to distinguish their voices from others that clamor within political life. Author Andrew Fiala asks whether it is possible to maintain a distinction between philosophical speech and other...(Read More)

 
 
The Unity of Wittgenstein's Philosophy
The Unity of Wittgenstein's Philosophy (July 2002)
Necessity, Intelligibility, and Normativity
José Medina - Author

Explores the stable core of Wittgenstein's philosophy as developed from the Tractatus to the Philosophical Investigations.

Exposing the myth of “the two Wittgensteins,” this book provides a detailed account of the unity in Wittgenstein's thought from the Tractatus to the Philosophical Investigations. Unlike recent interpretations in the literature, this account is not the story...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking the Communicative Turn
Rethinking the Communicative Turn (January 2001)
Adorno, Habermas, and the Problem of Communicative Freedom
Martin Morris - Author

Assesses linguistic versus aesthetic visions of critical theory and their capacity to contribute to the analysis of contemporary democratic society.

Contrasting aesthetic versus linguistic centered visions for critical theory and the analysis of contemporary democratic theory and society, Martin Morris draws special attention to the concept of communicative freedom. He problematizes the paradigm shift within critical ...(Read More)
 
 
Bodies of Meaning
Bodies of Meaning (November 2000)
Studies on Language, Labor, and Liberation
David McNally - Author

Challenges postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices.
Bodies of Meaning presents a vigorous challenge to postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices. Beginning with the 'historical bodies' theorized by Marx, Darwin, and Freud, McNally develops an alternative account of language which dr...(Read More)
 
 
Acts of Arguing
Acts of Arguing (November 1999)
A Rhetorical Model of Argument
Christopher W. Tindale - Author

Approaches recent innovations in argumentation theory from a primarily rhetorical perspective.

The revival of argumentation theory in the past few decades has focused on its logical and dialectical dimensions, with less attention paid to rhetorical features. This book explores and then redresses this imbalance. Tindale examines important logical and dialectical innovations in recent argumentation theory and shows that they depend impl...(Read More)
 
 
One-Sided Arguments
One-Sided Arguments (August 1999)
A Dialectical Analysis of Bias
Douglas Walton - Author

A practical manual for evaluating bias that will be useful to anyone who has to deal with arguments, whether in academic reading or writing, or in everyday conversation.

"Walton tends to write books that need to be written, and in many cases he leads the field by being the first to draw attention to a topic that has been inadequately treated or not appreciated for its importance. In this book, he reads beyond the superfi...(Read More)
 
 
Language and Liberation
Language and Liberation (April 1999)
Feminism, Philosophy, and Language
Christina Hendricks - Editor
Kelly Oliver - Editor

Gathers authors with different backgrounds and methods to advance feminist discussions of the relation between language and women's oppression, suggesting promising new directions for further research.

Presenting new and important scholarship in feminist language theory, this book addresses issues within diverse traditions, bringing together feminist positions, strategies, and styles in an original way. Gathering toget...(Read More)
 
 
Melancholies of Knowledge
Melancholies of Knowledge (January 1999)
Literature in the Age of Science
Margery Arent Safir - Editor

Scholars in the exact and social sciences join literary critics to consider the work of French author Michel Rio and to reflect on literature's place in intellectual discourse in an age dominated by science.

"What does an evolutionary biologist derive from seeing a theory he himself has written about as a scientist 'translated' by an author of fiction? How is the perception of this scientific and mathematical knowledge c...(Read More)
 
 
Speech and Political Practice
Speech and Political Practice (February 1998)
Recovering the Place of Human Responsibility
Murray Jardine - Author

Argues that rebuilding ethical communities will require a cultural reorientation from visually dominated to oral/aural experience and develops a speech-based conception of moral place that can set limits on the actions of individuals and communities.

"Written with verve and clarity, Jardine's book deals with and untangles an important, indeed pressing, set of tangled issues. It is a lucid and able attempt, against the po...(Read More)
 
 
Appeal to Pity
Appeal to Pity (May 1997)
Argumentum ad Misericordiam
Douglas Walton - Author

A useful contribution to theories of argumentation and public address criticism, this book uses a pragmatic approach to understanding conversation as a way of elucidating the use of appeals to pity and sympathy.

Appeal to pity has frequently been exploited with amazing success as a deceptive tactic of argumentation, so much so that it has traditionally been treated as a fallacy. Using a case study method, the author examines examples o...(Read More)
 
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