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Philosophy, Reason, Violence, Justice, Wisdom
The Cases of Dobzhansky, Schrodinger, and Wilson
Animals, Language, Sensation
Democracy and the Philosophical Problem of Persuasion

134 F O U R Rhetoric and Violence From its mythic origins to its resurgence in the late twenti- eth century, rhetoric has always formed itself in an intimate relation with violence. On the one hand, rhetoric’s origin is in its difference from violence, its renunciation of it, its being an alternative to violence, its providing a discursive means to resolve conflicts that would otherwise become vio- lent. Rhetoric is the great other to violence. On the other hand, rhetoric has been widely suspected as being mostly nothing other than violence and domination