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Author Swearingen, C. Jan.

Title Rhetoric and irony : Western literacy and Western lies / C. Jan Swearingen.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 323 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-313) and index.
Contents Introduction; Proem; 1. Before Being or Not-Being Was: Logos and Logic Among the Preplatonics; 2. Rhetor and Eiron: Plato's Defense of Dialogue; 3. Aristotle: A Logic of Terms, a Rhetoric of Motives; 4. Cicero: Defining the Value of Literacy; 5. When the Rhetor Lies: Augustine's Critique of Mendacity; 6. Inscriptions of Self and the Erasure of Truth; Epi Dia Logos; Notes; References; Index.
Summary This study synthesizes existing arguments about the perception of dialogue, writing and language in the ancient world. It examines specifically the work of four key figures: Plato, Aristotle, Cicero and Augustine.
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Subject Rhetoric, Ancient.
Civilization, Western -- Classical influences.
Rhetoric -- Philosophy.
Literacy -- Philosophy.
Logos (Philosophy)
Indexed Term Rhetoric
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Swearingen, C. Jan. Rhetoric and irony. New York : Oxford University Press, 1991 (DLC) 90042930
ISBN 9780195362503 (electronic bk.)
0195362500 (electronic bk.)
0195063627 (Cloth)