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Author Keefe, Rosaleen
Title Scottish Philosophy of Rhetoric
Imprint Luton, Bedfordshire : Andrews UK Ltd., 2014
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Series Library of Scottish Philosophy ; v.11
Library of Scottish Philosophy
Note Cover -- Contents -- Front matter -- Title page -- Publisher information -- Series Editor's Note -- Body matter -- Introduction, Rosaleen Keefe -- 1. Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746) -- Reading I -- Reading II -- 2. Henry Homes, Lord Kames (1696-1782) -- Reading III -- 3. Adam Smith (1723-1790) -- Reading IV -- Reading V -- Reading VI -- Reading VII -- 4. Alexander Gerard (1728-1795) -- Reading VIII -- Reading IX -- 5. Thomas Reid (1710-1796) -- Reading X -- Reading XI -- Reading XII -- 6. George Campbell (1719-1796) -- Reading XIII -- Reading XIV -- Reading XV -- 7. Hugh Blair (1718-1800) -- Reading XVI -- Reading XVII -- Reading XVIII -- 8. Alexander Bain (1818-1903) -- Reading XIX -- Back matter -- Also available
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 a..
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Link Print version: Keefe, Rosaleen Scottish Philosophy of Rhetoric Luton, Bedfordshire : Andrews UK Ltd.,c2014 9781845405618
Subject Language and languages -- Philosophy -- History -- 18th century.;Philosophy -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century.;English language -- Rhetoric -- History -- 18th century.;English language -- Style -- History -- 18th century
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