Seductive Reasoning

Seductive Reasoning

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

ISBN: 9781501706998

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Task Force Hawaii Vol 1

Task Force Hawaii  Vol 1

Melissa Schroeder. SEDUCTIVE REASONING BOOK ONE A NOTE FROM MEL The story of Seductive Reasoning centers. Seductive Reasoning.

Author: Melissa Schroeder

Publisher: Harmless Publishing

ISBN: 9781939734426

Category: Fiction

Page: 770

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Categories: Fiction

Rhetoric Sophistry Pragmatism

Rhetoric  Sophistry  Pragmatism

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

ISBN: 0521467802

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Pamphlets on British Politics 1819

Pamphlets on British Politics  1819

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 ...



ISBN: UCAL:$B753596

Category: Great Britain

Page: 412

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Categories: Great Britain

Containing States of Mind

Containing States of Mind

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317762928

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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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.
Categories: Psychology

The Philistine Heart Box Set Books 1 3

The Philistine Heart Box Set  Books 1 3

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


Category: Fiction

Page: 639

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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.
Categories: Fiction

Exposing the Right and Fighting for Democracy

Exposing the Right and Fighting for Democracy

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000458152

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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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.
Categories: Political Science

Crosspaths in Literary Theory and Criticism

Crosspaths in Literary Theory and Criticism

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

ISBN: 0804728305

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Rhetoric of Cicero in its Medieval and Early Renaissance Commentary Tradition

The Rhetoric of Cicero in its Medieval and Early Renaissance Commentary Tradition

... 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 [1985].

Author: Virginia Cox

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047404644

Category: History

Page: 565

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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
Categories: History

Equivocal Beings

Equivocal Beings

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

ISBN: 9780226401799

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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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."
Categories: Literary Criticism