Thursday, 12 April 2018

Overview of Pedagogical Posts on Rhetoric

Hi everyone! This blog has become quite vast after a while, and I thought it might be useful to gather some of the more pedagogical posts on rhetoric together so teachers and students can use it as a learning tool. Below are some rhetorical concepts and theorists I hope I have helped to elucidate (make clearer, more understandable) and the links to blog posts dealing with them.


Newtown, Gun Control, and the Importance of Kairos
A post explaining the concept of kairos and applying it to the Newton school shooting.


A post explaining the concept of stasis and applying it to the first 2012 presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

Topoi and Topos of the Tyrant

What's Not To Like About A Tyrant?
A post explaining the classical rhetorical exercise called the topos of the tyrant with examples
An application of the rhetorical exercise "topos of the tyrant" to a relevant modern case

Chaim Perelman's Overview of Arguments

These posts are a series describing the different arguments Chaim Perelman and Lucie Albrechts-Tyteca categorized, how they work, and how they can be defeated.

Arguments and the Structure of Reality: A Beginner's Guide to Perelman, Part III