Tag Archives: rhetoric
He droned on about the need for nuance—bluntly, of course.
X: Whether we like it or not… Y: You like that phrase; I do not.
Please try seeing things from my perspective: you’re totally wrong.
It is an invitation into a reconciliation with any and all kinds of reality.
Might this formulation not be occasioned by a series of overwrought rhetorical questions?
The thought of belonging to humanity would then explain the appeal of reason to those without a place in the world.
Rhetoric, gender, economics, and ethnicity can escape dualism. Philosophy, sexuality, politics, and race cannot.
Hence there is reversal in narrative, dialectic in philosophy, chiasmus in rhetoric, converse in logic, and disorientation in experience.
Rhetoric speaks to a broad range of our emotions. Logic works mostly on our smug sense of satisfaction.
A forceful analysis can always be outflanked by a well-turned phrase.