Aug 222013
 

On Wednesday’s Philosophy in Action Radio, I interviewed English Ph.D student Kelly Elmore about “The Value of Rhetoric.” The podcast of that episode is now available for streaming or downloading. You’ll find it on the episode’s archive page, as well as below.

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Podcast: Kelly Elmore about “The Value of Rhetoric”

What is rhetoric? Why does it matter? How can the basic concepts of rhetoric help us write more effectively, understand advertising better, or speak more persuasively?

Kelly Elmore is an English graduate student in Rhetoric and Composition, an assistant director of the Georgia State University Writing Studio, a teacher of freshman composition, writing consultant for the geology department, homeschooling mom to Livy, partner to Aaron, and the instigator of family adventures for both, avid reader, lover of vampires and the Regency, separate or combined, Anglophile, extrovert, and proud possessor of a very tall soapbox.

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Topics:

  • What rhetoric is
  • Misconceptions about rhetoric
  • The use of rhetoric in the world today
  • The “rhetorical situation”
  • The importance of audience
  • The rheorical triangle
  • Ethos
  • Pathos
  • Logos
  • The kitten and chick example
  • The Revlon example
  • Other examples
  • The value of rhetoric
  • Improving your rhetorical skills

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