This is a text-based version of my RSA presentation “Rhetorics of Overcoming.” My talk is part of a larger panel titled “Changing Rhetorics of Access(ibility)” with co-panelists Sushil Oswal, Adam Newman, and Dale Ireland. 1,447 more words
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I’m jealous of my liberal friends. I’m jealous because they seem to have a corner on the compassion market. Their political representatives champion the poor, minorities, and marginalized, while mine seem intent on invoking Reaganomics and the importance of a balanced budget. 438 more words
Plato. Gorgias. Translated by Donald J. Zeyl. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1987.
What might be further subtitled: Socrates the Insufferable — this forceful denunciation of the ethics of political oratory pits the usefulness of rhetoric against the truth of philosophy, with Socrates ironically at times at his most rhetorical, debating with himself and offering up longwinded speeches. 297 more words