The Rhetoric of Law ePub, PDF Available

The Rhetoric of Law

The Rhetoric of Law [PDF]

Law is a profession of words. Simultaneously celebratory of great prose and dogmatically insistent on precise usage, law is a stage for verbal virtuosity, linguistic mastery, and persuasive argument. Yet the linguistic display is not without substance: the words of law take on a seriousness virtually unparalleled in any other domain of human experience. The Rhetoric of Law examines the words used in legal institutions and proceedings and explores both the literary aspect of legal life and the role of rhetoric in shaping the life of the law.

The essays in The Rhetoric of Law reflect the diverse influences of literary theory, feminism, and interpretive social science. Yet all call into question the rigid separation of rhetoric and justice that has been characteristic of the philosophical inquiry as far back as Plato. As a result, they open the way for a new understanding of law—an understanding that takes language to be neither esoteric nor frivolous and that views rhetoric as essential to the pursuit of justice. This volume provides a bracing reminder of the possibilities and problems of law, of its capacity to engage the best of human character, and of its vulnerability to cynical manipulation. Contributors are Lawrence Douglas, Robert A. Ferguson, Peter Goodrich, Barbara Johnson, Thomas R. Kearns, Austin Sarat, Adam Thurschwell, James Boyd White, and Lucie White.

Download The Rhetoric of Law [PDF]

FilenameFilesizeLibrary sourceDownload link
the_rhetoric_of_law.epub1,1 MbScreamy books
108027_the_rhetoric_of_law.pdf9,4 MbFreeDocFinder
the_rhetoric_of_law_[krispychain].doc16,6 MbKrispyChain
peters_library-the_rhetoric_of_law.zip4,5 MbPeter's Library

Related eBooks

  • Rhetoric

    This book for advanced composition courses focuses on the theories of Kenneth Burke (rhetoric as...
  • The Art of Rhetoric

    Della retorica, «la facoltà di scoprire il possibile mezzo di persuasione riguardo a qualsiasi...
  • Rhetoric

    The term rhetoric describes the effective use of language, usually to persuade or influence....
  • The Rhetoric of Law

    Law is a profession of words. Simultaneously celebratory of great prose and dogmatically insistent...
  • Puritan Rhetoric

    Feminist Therapy as a Political Act explores what is means to politicize therapy and how you can...
  • Democracy and Rhetoric

    An innovative approach to Dewey's view of rhetoric as art, revealing an "ontology of...
  • Rational Rhetoric

    RATIONAL RHETORIC: THE ROLE OF SCIENCE IN POPULAR DISCOURSE places popular representations of...
  • The Rhetoric of Midwifery

    What roles should midwives play within the US healthcare system? Must they have certified degrees...
  • Ecofeminism and Rhetoric

    By drawing on the complex interplay of ecology and feminism, ecofeminists identify links between...
  • The Rhetoric of Interpretation and the Interpretation of Rhetoric

    The essays collected in this volume strongly suggest that the principles and operations of...

Top Rated

  • Rhetoric and Power

    In Rhetoric and Power, Nathan Crick dramatizes the history of rhetoric by explaining its origin and...
  • Persuasion and Rhetoric

    Carlo Michelstaedter (1887-1910) committed suicide at the age of 23, days after completing this...
  • Cold War Rhetoric

    This work brings a sustained rhetorical critique to bear on central texts of the Cold War. The...
  • The Philosophy of Rhetoric

    In many of its formal aspects, Richards’ book seems to foreshadow Austin’s How To Do Things With...
  • Drunken Rhetoric

    Humor, rantings, and unusual standpoints Charles Bukowski or Jim Morrison would have been proud...
  • In Defence of Rhetoric

    A spirited effort to restore the importance of rhetoric, this book examines its early development...
  • Rhetoric of Suffering

    The Rhetoric of Suffering provides a fresh approach to such topics as the rise of the novel,...
  • Rhetoric Beyond Words

    In the Middle Ages, liturgies, books, song, architecture and poetry were performed as collaborative...
  • The Rhetoric of Religion

    Kenneth Burke’s analysis of religion derived on the study of a dramatic process. He stated that...
  • The Ethics Of Rhetoric

    Weaver's Ethics of Rhetoric, originally published in 1953, has been called his most...