The opposite may be more accurate if we define critical thought as rhetorician
Kenneth Burke does, as "equipment for going beyond the criticism of experience to a criticism of criticism.
In speaking of an astute or successful politician or rhetorician
, for example, we might be praising his cleverness in passing legislation rather than his moral insight and character.
A precise image of the minor rhetorician
is offered in a poem of Goethe's, as quoted by Nietzsche in The Birth of Tragedy:
Danisch considers him an epideictic rhetorician
because, as he explains, "Locke's pragmatism makes epideictic rhetoric (as a form of celebration, transformation, and aesthetic performance) an important part of a culturally plural democracy" (p.
A new wave of articles, dissertations, and books has given us a fuller portrait of these civic rhetoricians
as the vanguard of a civic consciousness in the realms of politics, moral sentiment, cultural appetite, and religious commitment.
16, 18) was a wealthy and respected rhetorician
before his conversion (c.
Trained as a linguist, Rosen has become a kind of visual rhetorician
, manipulating words--via juxtaposition, scale, and color--in order to highlight their inherent fluidity and its complex implications.
sophist and rhetorician
known as Gorgias wrote the following about opportunity: "One requires two virtues, the first is readiness to undertake and endure risk, and the second is the skillful knowledge on how to manage it.
In addition to his undeniable qualities as both a military leader and rhetorician
, Julius Caesar was blessed with extraordinary charisma.
Does writing a critical essay on printmaking make a person a rhetorician
, visual or otherwise?
In potential tension with this interpretation, "the new orthodoxy about Erasmus" (151), emerged the emphasis on Erasmus the rhetorician
, which meant that "the view that Erasmus had an unusual openness of mind came back in another form" (xii).
But Out of the Dead House is, to my knowledge, the first book-length study by a rhetorician
of the "registers," tropes, and other rhetorical strategies employed in women physicians' writing.