art of discourse

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Rhetoric as the art of discourse, as the art of persuading without giving the audience any possibility of contesting the reality of the facts given, is a way of leading the thought from one meaning to another.
Ramus: Method, and the decay of dialogue; from the art of discourse to the art of reason.
org) The social dialogue for World Teachers Day 2009 was celebrated in a befitting manner by urging young and old participants to learn the art of discourse and clear the way towards implementation of the newly approved National Education Policy.
Organizational transformation requires, in part, understanding of the delicate art of discourse and discussion.
This sense of dialektike as the art of discourse emerges in a direct juxtaposition with rhetorike techne as "the art of oratory or speaking publicly.
This is not to say that Erasmus's scriptural renovation fails to remove from the Vulgate many of its spurious accretions, nor that the art of discourse is fruitless for Erasmus, simply that the notion of an original text promised by a philological renovation according to the humanist goal of adfontes remains elusive, just as the plenitudinous meaning of the Gospel remains inexpressible through the application of a strictly literal hermeneutics.
Henry (enquiring how far writing can go in the attenuation of the literary form and yet remain literature) points out that Beckett's fascination for the possibilities of abstract art is revealing, since the art of discourse is not amenable to abstraction.
Patricia Sollner: "Rabelais and Gogol: The Art of Discourse and the Popular Culture of Laughter.
Ramus, Method, and the Decay of Dialogue: From the Art of Discourse to the Art of Reason.