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The Politics of Rhetoric

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Toby Norman

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of The Politics of Rhetoric

Charisma, Power, & Deception The Politics of Rhetoric rhētorikós "Why" over "What"

Why do some utilizations of language yield political and social power while others don't?

How do social performances like rhetoric interact with "rational" policy-making 3 Core Forces


Internalized Values

Emotive Reasoning Questions for discussion:

1) What important course concepts should I focus on?

ex: Hill's "discourse" & "counter-discourse"

2) How can we link the "science" of rhetoric to the anthropology of language?

3) Where does a modern interpretation of rhetoric leave constructions like
Weber's "Charismatic Authority"?
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