conjoins contradictory terms—makes marriages of odd bedfellows—but nevertheless frequently makes sense, indeed, is “more pointedly witty for seeming absurd,” as the Greek oxy (sharp) and mōros (stupid) suggest, then seductive reasoning ...
Author: Ellen Rooney
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Seductive Reasoning takes a provocative look at contemporary Anglo-American literary theory, calling into question the critical consensus on pluralism's nature and its status in literary studies. Drawing on the insights of Marxist and feminist critical theory and on the works of Althusser, Derrida, and Foucault, Rooney reads the pluralist’s invitation to join in a "dialogue" as a seductive gesture. Critics who respond find that they must seek to persuade all of their potential readers. Rooney examines pluralism as a form of logic in the work of E. D. Hirsch, as a form of ethics for Wayne Booth, as a rhetoric of persuasion in the books of Stanley Fish. For Paul de Man, Rooney argues, pluralism was a rhetoric of tropes just as it was, for Fredric Jameson, a form of politics.
In Seductive Reasoning , an explicitly rhetorical critique of literary critical pluralism ( which has close parallels to philosophical pragmatism ) , Ellen Rooney reads subversively the theories of Wayne Booth , Stanley Fish and others ...
Author: Steven Mailloux
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The anti-sceptical relativism and self-conscious rhetoric of the pragmatist tradition, which began with the Older Sophists of Ancient Greece and developed through an American tradition including William James and John Dewey has attracted new attention in the context of late twentieth-century postmodernist thought. At the same time there has been a more general renewal of interest across a wide range of humanistic and social science disciplines in rhetoric itself: language use, writing and speaking, persuasion, figurative language, and the effect of texts. This book, written by leading scholars, explores the various ways in which rhetoric, sophistry and pragmatism overlap in their current theoretical and political implications, and demonstrates how they contribute both to a rethinking of the human sciences within the academy and to larger debates over cultural politics.
You cannot fear for your power - you canHis Lordship's phrase is " torrent of crime and seductive reasoning . " See TIMES , November 30 , Debate . What makes this reasoning so seductive ? ' Tis all assumption from beginning ...
But it does, I believe, convey a kind of seductive reasoning often implicit in references to the model. This version of the container has great intuitive appeal and conveys a sense of certainty and saturation that forecloses further ...
Author: Duncan Cartwright
Wilfred Bion’s insights into the analytic process have had a profound influence on how psychoanalysts and psychotherapists understand emotional change and pathological mental states. One of his most influential ideas concerns the notion that we need the minds of others to develop our own emotional and cognitive capacities. In Containing States of Mind Duncan Cartwright explores and develops some of the implications that Bion’s container model has on clinical practice. He argues that the analyst or therapist best fulfils a containing function by negotiating irreconcilable internal tensions between his role as ‘dream object’ and ‘proper object’. The container model is also used to illustrate different ‘modes of interaction’ in the analytic field, the nature of particular pathological states and some of the key dilemmas faced in attempting to make unbearable mental states more bearable. As well as addressing key theoretical problems, Containing States of Mind is a clinical text that renders complex ideas accessible and useful for psychotherapeutic and analytic practice and as such will be essential reading for all those involved in the fields of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
A Romance Suspense Thriller Jean Evergreen. 1 SEDUCTIVE REASONING ... “Seduce me,” Blake says, peering at me through slitted eyelids, licking his lips wet with anticipation. There's something about the way he talks to me with his ...
Author: Jean Evergreen
Publisher: Evergreen Publishing
He’s loved her for longer than she remembers, but time left them both in the dark. Meet Jason Chastain: he’s handsome, brilliant … dangerous. From the moment he sets eyes on Bridget, she becomes his obsession. He knows that she belongs to him, but he doesn’t know why. He’ll do anything to have her. But with the dark clouds of his past clouding their future, can love flourish or will it perish under the weight of his lies? The Philistine Heart is a story of two lovers where the natural and the supernatural collide, time clashes, and a love that was lost is found again. It is a dark tale of passion, heartache and redemption, spanning over two generations, where nothing is as it seems and anything can change at a moment’s notice. If you enjoy mystery thrillers with a Christian theological undertone, where redemption is the focus, along with drama, twists and turns, and a bit of romance thrown in, then you’ll love this saga! Please be advised: This series contains graphic scenes, explicit language and references to violence.
In 1975, we put out an album entitled Seductive Reasoning on Columbia Records. The record company wanted us to use a photo for the cover—a shot taken by a fashion photographer in which we wore black velvet attire and lots of makeup.
Author: Pam Chamberlain
Category: Political Science
This book celebrates the life and work of scholar-activist Chip Berlet. His contributions over four decades have had broad-ranging impacts on activists, independent intellectuals, and academics, from think tanks and social movements to generations of scholars. Berlet’s work over the decades has covered a wide range of topics, from the Christian Right, armed militias, social movement theory, and white supremacy to conspiracism, civil liberties, and government surveillance. This book features contributions reflecting on many of these topics by leading scholars and activists who have been inspired by his work and example. This book will be of great interest to scholars, students, and activists within anti-racist, anti-fascist, and progressive social movements.
Ellen Frances Rooney , Seductive Reasoning : Pluralism as the Problematic of Contemporary Literary Theory ( Ithaca , N.Y .: Cornell University Press , 1989 ) , pp . 3 , 2 . 3. Wayne C. Booth , Critical Understanding : The Powers and ...
Author: Gregory L. Lucente
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This book traces several of the most recent trends in both the Italian and the American critical traditions, exploring the points at which the two traditions intersect or for specific reasons fail to intersect.
... and the training in emotional types of arguments makes the speaker able to counter the opponent's use of seductive reasoning.100 Buridan sticks very closely to the Ciceronian ideal of the. 97 Qu. II.65, text in Fredborg .
Author: Virginia Cox
This volume examines the transmission and influence of Ciceronian rhetoric from late antiquity to the fifteenth century, examining the relationship between rhetoric and practices as diverse as law, dialectic, memory theory, poetics, and ethics. Includes an appendix of primary texts
A striking departure from libertine tradition, the Marquis uses "reason" to seduce not a woman but a man, ... or, finally, her ethically based refusal to endanger readers' minds by reproducing seductive "reasoning" (RF 222, ...
Author: Claudia L. Johnson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In the wake of the French Revolution, Edmund Burke argued that civil order depended upon nurturing the sensibility of men—upon the masculine cultivation of traditionally feminine qualities such as sentiment, tenderness, veneration, awe, gratitude, and even prejudice. Writers as diverse as Sterne, Goldsmith, Burke, and Rousseau were politically motivated to represent authority figures as men of feeling, but denied women comparable authority by representing their feelings as inferior, pathological, or criminal. Focusing on Mary Wollstonecraft, Ann Radcliffe, Frances Burney, and Jane Austen, whose popular works culminate and assail this tradition, Claudia L. Johnson examines the legacy male sentimentality left for women of various political persuasions. Demonstrating the interrelationships among politics, gender, and feeling in the fiction of this period, Johnson provides detailed readings of Wollstonecraft, Radcliffe, and Burney, and treats the qualities that were once thought to mar their work—grotesqueness, strain, and excess—as indices of ideological conflict and as strategies of representation during a period of profound political conflict. She maintains that the reactionary reassertion of male sentimentality as a political duty displaced customary gender roles, rendering women, in Wollstonecraft's words, "equivocal beings."