Rhetoric, Reason and Society: Rationality as Dialogue

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SAGE Publications, 1994 - Philosophy - 160 pages
This fascinating work examines some of the major arguments about modernity, culture and rationality that have emerged from recent debates on critical theory, liberal theory, the self, postmodernity, dialogic rationalism, ethics and argument.

What is the relationship between knowledge, expertise and participatory dialogue? How is the `good life' connected to rationality? In what way is thinking dialogical and rhetorical? This original and lucid text addresses these and other questions, offering a broad-ranging synthesis of diverse theories to show how reason, dialogue and communication are inextricably linked.

Myerson provides a sustained discussion of contemporary theories concerning models of rational dial

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About the author (1994)

George Myerson, is a Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature, King′s College, London and the author of The Argumentative Imagination and The Power of Address: Explorations in Rhetoric (with Dick Leith).

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