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We Did Not Come into the World to be Silent: An Introduction to Rhetoric

Eine Einleitung in die Rhetorik

This somewhat unconventional “introduction to rhetoric” does not engage in a historical or systematic survey. Rather, it explores the specific substantive concern of rhetoric: how does persuasive speech help to achieve cooperation based on understanding? In light of this question, the author describes the current status of rhetoric as a modern principle for establishing validity that is based on persuasion.

Author Information

Josef Kopperschmidt, Hochschule Niederrhein, University of Applied Sciences, Krefeld/Mönchengladbach, Germany.

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Audience: Rhetoricians, Communication Theorists, Philosophers, Argumentation Theorists, General Public