Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/185130
Title:
I. A. Richards' new rhetoric: Metaphor and 'Ethos'.
Author:
Brown, Stuart Cameron.
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Initially acknowledged as leading to a revitalized rhetoric, I. A. Richards' contributions now are neglected. Three themes weave through this discussion of Richards' works and their value. First, he should be more thoroughly recognized as a pivotal force in twentieth-century rhetoric who brought rhetoric into modernity and thus set the stage for much of current rhetorical inquiry. Second, his speculations on the meaning of meanings provide the basis for a study of ethos that will pay close attention to the evaluations readers and writers, speakers and listeners, bring to rhetorical situations. Third, his inquiries into metaphor are germinal, initiating the growing perception that metaphor is the constituent of language use and meaning. Because he conjoins a new understanding of metaphor and of ethos, Richards provides the basis of a truly "new" rhetoric, one crucial to what he calls "the world we make for ourselves to live in." Current rhetorical theory, history of metaphor studies, and contemporary accounts of metaphor are discussed in relation to Richards' works.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
English; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Enos, Theresa

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dc.titleI. A. Richards' new rhetoric: Metaphor and 'Ethos'.en_US
dc.creatorBrown, Stuart Cameron.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Stuart Cameron.en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractInitially acknowledged as leading to a revitalized rhetoric, I. A. Richards' contributions now are neglected. Three themes weave through this discussion of Richards' works and their value. First, he should be more thoroughly recognized as a pivotal force in twentieth-century rhetoric who brought rhetoric into modernity and thus set the stage for much of current rhetorical inquiry. Second, his speculations on the meaning of meanings provide the basis for a study of ethos that will pay close attention to the evaluations readers and writers, speakers and listeners, bring to rhetorical situations. Third, his inquiries into metaphor are germinal, initiating the growing perception that metaphor is the constituent of language use and meaning. Because he conjoins a new understanding of metaphor and of ethos, Richards provides the basis of a truly "new" rhetoric, one crucial to what he calls "the world we make for ourselves to live in." Current rhetorical theory, history of metaphor studies, and contemporary accounts of metaphor are discussed in relation to Richards' works.en_US
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dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
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thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorEnos, Theresaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWillard, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRoen, Duaneen_US
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