The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences: Language and Argument in Scholarship and Public Affairs

by John S. Nelson

Other authorsDonald N. McCloskey (Editor)
Hardcover, 1987


Univ of Wisconsin Pr (1987), Edition: First Edition, 408 pages


Opening with an overview of the renewal of interest in rhetoric for inquiries of all kinds, this volume addresses rhetoric in individual disciplines - mathematics, anthropology, psychology, economics, sociology, political science and history. Drawing from recent literary theory, it suggests the contribution of the humanities to the rhetoric of inquiry and explores communications beyond the academy, particulary in women's issues, religion and law. The final essays speak from the field of communication studies, where the study of rhetoric usually makes its home.


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408 p.; 6 x 1 inches


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