On Wednesday’s episode of 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.
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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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- Duration: 1:12:26
- Download: Standard MP3 File (24.9 MB)
- Tags: Activism, Aristotle, Communication, Epistemology, Politics, Relationships
- What rhetoric is
- Misconceptions about rhetoric
- The use of rhetoric in the world today
- The “rhetorical situation”
- The importance of audience
- The rheorical triangle
- The kitten and chick example
- The Revlon example
- Other examples
- The value of rhetoric
- Improving your rhetorical skills
- NoodleFood: Rhetorical Analysis: A Preview, including the two images discussed
- NoodleFood: The Natural World Through Christian Eyes
- The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane (on ethos)
- The Art of Explanation by Lee LeFever (on logos)
- Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg (relationship rhetoric)
- How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
- Reading Rhetorically by Bean, Chappell, and Gillam (textbook)
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