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Rhetoric Paperback – January 31, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1604444650 ISBN-10: 1604444657

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  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Indoeuropeanpublishing.com (January 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604444657
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604444650
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,772,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[This book] is much more than a translation; it is a guide to the literature, a mini-commentary, and a do-it-yourself manual to understanding Aristotle. . . . [It] deserves to be the standard translation for decades to come."--Quarterly Journal of Speech


"George Kennedy has taken on a difficult job--providing a scholarly edition of the Rhetoric that will also serve as a textbook for students--and has succeeded admirably. His introduction gives an excellent overview of Aristotle's work and is a pleasure to read. The chapter-by-chapter outline is magnificent."--Erika Lindemann, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


"Easy-to-read, trustworthy, and has the added distinction of bringing out more clearly than any other translation the way Aristotle's reasoning works. It will improve the general state of Aristotle studies in the English-speaking world."--Thomas Conley, University of Illinois


"Kennedy's extensive use of footnotes and careful editing allow students access to Aristotle's writings as few other translations are able to do. This book is a must for any contemporary study of classical rhetorical theory."--James J. Tarbox, Oregon State University


--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by Newtonian physics. In the zoological sciences, some of his observations were confirmed to be accurate only in the 19th century. His works contain the earliest known formal study of logic, which was incorporated in the late 19th century into modern formal logic. In metaphysics, Aristotelianism had a profound influence on philosophical and theological thinking in the Islamic and Jewish traditions in the Middle Ages, and it continues to influence Christian theology, especially Eastern Orthodox theology, and the scholastic tradition of the Catholic Church. His ethics, though always influential, gained renewed interest with the modern advent of virtue ethics. All aspects of Aristotle's philosophy continue to be the object of active academic study today. Though Aristotle wrote many elegant treatises and dialogues (Cicero described his literary style as "a river of gold"),it is thought that the majority of his writings are now lost and only about one-third of the original works have survived. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Odradek on December 27, 2012
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Careful where you click! You think you're ordering the Kennedy translation, right? But if you click on the link to "used" under "formats," Amazon will take you to an entirely different book - an outdated translation with no footnotes or critical apparatus, published not by Oxford Univ. Press but by "ReadaClassic.com" - without warning you. Really frustrating when you get the wrong book after waiting 10 days for it to arrive!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Eric Luttrell on November 19, 2012
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This review is for the "Readaclassic" publication (check the publisher, not the title, descriptions, or reviews). This is NOT the George Kennedy translation. It's the W. D. Ross 1908 translation that is available for free on the internet. All descriptions and reviews on the Amazon page refer to the Kennedy 1991 edition, BUT THIS IS NOT IT. There are NO footnotes, NO commentary, NO introduction or preface, and NO way to cite the text. That means students can't use this version for research. Essentially, this publisher simply copied texts available online, pasted it into his own document, and "published" it without the usual publication data. I understand that Readaclassic is just looking to make a quick buck from someone else's labor, but I'm disappointed that Amazon.com is allowing con artists to flood the market with cheap, mislabeled fakes.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By laura157 on October 3, 2008
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The footnotes on this text are great. A lot of the wording can be heavy for a first read-through of Aristotle, and Kennedy does his best to make Aristotle more accessible to people who are new to Rhetoric.
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It was definitely definitely worth the price. I knew very little about Aristotle at the beginning of the grad level course I was taking. I bought this book on the chance it would be beneficial to my understanding of the required texts. It worked. Kennedy's analysis provided valuable insight that I wouldn't have gained from our normal textbook. Must buy :-) :-)
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