By Susan Miller
Winner of the 1999 Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize for remarkable learn ebook within the box of training English language, literature, rhetoric and composition.
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Like the doxa it claims only to systematize, rhetoric is a visibly invisible, entirely successful means to circulate, reproduce, and maintain a limited range of categories. In this syntax, common opinion can be thought. The treatise about opinion, that is, prescribes itas a theory always does. Roland Barthes, with studied bewilderment, discerns this slippage between practice and theory in The Semiotic Challenge: There is a kind of stubborn agreement between Aristotle (from whom rhetoric proceeded) and our mass culture, as if Aristotelianism .
As a practice paired with a theory, rhetoric may remain only a system that describes discourse, leaving its traditional opposite, Western philosophy, safely outside desire. Its practice and theory, in this view, both train "thought," though they do not activate its results. Rhetoric nonetheless is a discipline that instructs and punishes in equal measure. Admittedly, it describes discursive processes in the name of instruction. It teaches a calculus for tracing movements but not, it is assumed, their substance.
Under Separate Heads: A Literary History Historians of rhetorical education explain that commonplace books and their equivalents provided schoolboys in ancient Greece and other literate communities in that tradition with a portable memory that enriched and guided their exercises in composing. For instance, in the Topica, Aristotle alluded to this relation between an individual human subject and notable discursive practice. He directs students to keep these compilations, to "select also from the written handbooks of arguments, and .