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The Promise of Reason


Edited by John Gage

The scholarly essays in this collection testify to the enduring legacy  of The New Rhetoric, the 20th-century’s most important treatise on  argumentation.  Contributors from around the world discuss concepts from  the treatise and apply them to an understanding of practical reasoning.    The book derives from the international Promise of Reason Conference  held at the University of Oregon in 2008 to commemorate the 50th  anniversary of the publication of The New Rhetoric.