The Dao of Rhetoric (Suny Series in Communication Studies)

The Dao of Rhetoric (Suny Series in Communication Studies)

Steven C. Combs


within the first e-book to systematically care for Daoism (Taoism) from a rhetorical viewpoint, writer Steven C. Combs advances the concept that the works of Daoist (Taoist) sages Laozi (Lao Tzu), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Sunzi (Sun Tzu) should be fused right into a coherent rhetorical style, that could then shape a strategy for rhetorical feedback. This idea of Daoist rhetoric permits critics to check discourse from new vantage issues with novel strategies and ideas that honor the creativity and complexity of human verbal exchange. Combs additionally significantly examines 4 modern movies The Tao of Steve, A malicious program s lifestyles, Antz, and Shrek to magnify rhetorical Daoism, to point transparent modifications among Western and Daoist values, and to provide clean views on members and social motion. The ebook argues that Daoism presents a lens for viewing barriers of present Western rhetorical theorizing, positioning Daoist rhetoric as a powerful severe standpoint within the modern, postmodern world."

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