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October 4, 2013

Rhetoric of Reason

 Author:  James Crosswhite

To those who have lost faith in the abilities of people to reach reasoned mutual agreements, and to others who have attacked the right-or-wrong model of formal logic, this book offers the reminder that the rhetorical tradition has always viewed argumentation as a dialogue, a response to changing situations, an exchange of persuading, listening, and understanding. (more…)

Philosophy & Rhetoric – Special Issue

Author:  James Crosswhite

 James Crosswhite edited and wrote the introduction and closing article for this special issue of the journal Philosophy and Rhetoric, which includes contributors from Belgium, Canada, Germany, and the US. English Department graduate student William Driscoll and UO Honors College Dean David Frank developed a definitive scholarly bibliography on the new rhetoric project for the volume.  (more…)

Deep Rhetoric

Author: James Crosswhite

In Deep Rhetoric (University of Chicago Press, 2013) James Crosswhite shows that a more serious approach to rhetoric and its tradition can provide a vital new understanding of the capabilities that are essential for living and working and participating in roughly free and democratic societies. His book explains not only the philosophical seriousness of rhetoric, but also rhetoric’s potential for guiding and conducting conflicts, achieving justice, and understanding the human condition—as well as its power to generate the goals and processes of a liberal arts education.

June 7, 2012

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.

April 23, 2012

The Shape of Reason

Author:  John Gage

John Gage’s book, The Shape of Reason, helps students understand argument as inquiry and teaches critical thinking, writing as reasoned inquiry, and reasoning itself as a natural and informal process’