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作者 Begley, James Thomas, Jr
書名 From a Rodent to a Rhetorician: An Ideological Analysis of George Alexander Kennedy's "Comparative Rhetoric"
國際標準書號 9781267271815
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說明 111 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 50-05, page:
Adviser: Faith E. Mullen
Thesis (M.A.)--Liberty University, 2012
George Alexander Kennedy, a professor of classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has given birth to a new understanding of rhetorical studies: he argues for the evolution of rhetoric from animals to humans. Using Sonja Foss's methodology of "ideological criticism," this thesis examined Kennedy's case as presented in his book, Comparative Rhetoric: an Historical and Cross-Cultural Introduction. This study discovered that the book was heavily influenced by a secular, pro-evolutionary ideology which dually contributed to its selective use of scientific evidences and production of inconsistent arguments. Evaluated on the basis of Biblical principles, this thesis concluded that the metaphysical assumptions outlined in the Genesis narrative should be encouraged as an alternative explanation for the origins of human and animal communication
School code: 1052
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 50-05
主題 Biology, Evolution and Development
Speech Communication
Language, Rhetoric and Composition
Alt Author Liberty University. Communication Studies
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