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Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent

Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent When should I change my mind What can I believe and what must I doubt In this new philosophy of good reasons Wayne C Booth exposes five dogmas of modernism that have too often inhibited efforts to ans

  • Title: Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent
  • Author: Wayne C. Booth
  • ISBN: 9780226065724
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • When should I change my mind What can I believe and what must I doubt In this new philosophy of good reasons Wayne C Booth exposes five dogmas of modernism that have too often inhibited efforts to answer these questions Modern dogmas teach that you cannot reason about values and that the job of thought is to doubt whatever can be doubted, and they leave those whoWhen should I change my mind What can I believe and what must I doubt In this new philosophy of good reasons Wayne C Booth exposes five dogmas of modernism that have too often inhibited efforts to answer these questions Modern dogmas teach that you cannot reason about values and that the job of thought is to doubt whatever can be doubted, and they leave those who accept them crippled in their efforts to think and talk together about whatever concerns them most They have willed upon us a befouled rhetorical climate in which people are driven to two self destructive extremes defenders of reason becoming confined to ever narrower notions of logical or experimental proof and defenders of values becoming and irresponsible in trying to defend the heart, the gut, or the gonads Booth traces the consequences of modernist assumptions through a wide range of inquiry and action in politics, art, music, literature, and in personal efforts to find identity or a self In casting doubt on systematic doubt, the author finds that the dogmas are being questioned in almost every modern discipline Suggesting that they be replaced with a rhetoric of systematic assent, Booth discovers a vast, neglected reservoir of good reasons many of them known to classical students of rhetoric, some still to be explored These good reasons are here restored to intellectual respectability, suggesting the possibility of widespread new inquiry, in all fields, into the question, When should I change my mind

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    1 thought on “Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent

    1. saw this on a friend's facebook page. Booth is a cool rhetorician. This book seems to be a rhetorical take on what we non-modernists (?) call 'the triumph of suspicion,' I think. "Scratch a sceptic and find a dogmatist" - Booth

    2. Why and how does rhetoric break down? For WB the issue is that there has been a loss of faith in the idea of good reasons--that we can, indeed, persuade each other to change minds. The crucial assertion is that we are able to change minds. Modern dogmas--either sciencism or romanticism-- assert that"the purpose of offering reasons cannot be to change men's mind in the sense of showing that one view is genuinely superior to another" but it all must be trickery (87). Because of the dogmas of mode [...]

    3. Знаменитый у нас нигилист Базаров из «Отцов и детей» говорил: «принципов нет вообще, а есть ощущения». Эта догма нигилизма является одновременно и догмой позитивизма, и именно с ней, с жестким противопоставлением проверяемых фактов и бессодержательных, по мнению позитиви [...]

    4. Favorite book to date. Beautiful and relatble writing that cut right to the fundamental issues of effective communication. Can't wait to read more from him!

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