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.