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Keefe, Rosaleen

Scottish Philosophy of Rhetoric

Keefe, Rosaleen - Scottish Philosophy of Rhetoric, ebook

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The popular and successful rhetorical textbooks produced by the 18th century Scottish philosophical tradition, such as George Campbell's The Philosophy of Rhetoric (1776), Hugh Blair's Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres (1783), and Alexander Bain's English Composition and Rhetoric (1877) have been widely accorded a role in the trajectories of 19th and 20th century literary theory. Scholars have generally overlooked them, however, as philosophical works. The selected writings chosen for this volume show how these rhetorical textbooks were a practical extension of the philosophy of language developed by 18th century Scottish philosophers.
Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Adam Ferguson, Alexander Gerard, and Henry Home, Lord Kames, advanced a radically new paradigm of language as an inherently mediated practice, directed simultaneously to personal and social, moral and aesthetic uses. This Scottish philosophy of rhetoric powerfully influenced the teaching of language and literacy as tools for social and educational innovation.
This volume - the first of its kind - offers a wide variety of writings on rhetoric and rhetorical theory, selected in a way that reveals their intimate connection with the Scottish philosophical tradition.

Keywords: Rhetoric, philosophy, Scottish philosophy, common sense school, George Campbell, Hugh Blair, Belles Lettres, Alexander Bain, literary theory, philosophy of language, Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Adam Ferguson, Alexander Gerard, Henry Home, Lord Kames, morality, aesthetics, literacy, virtue, taste

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Library of Scottish Philosophy
Page amount
210 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781845407537
Printed ISBN
9781845405618

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