Browsing All posts tagged under »dignity«

Cicero’s authority

July 13, 2012

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I give an account of the force of the appeal to authority, based on the sophisticated rhetorical practice of ancient Rome's greatest orator, Cicero.

Three faces of the future

July 13, 2012

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The long future lacks appeal, so rhetors in practice give it a face.

Forms of authority and the real ad verecundiam

July 13, 2012

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This paper provides a typology of appeals to authority, identifying three distinct types.

Deliberation and character

July 13, 2012

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I sketch the contours of the rhetorical appeal to dignity, which calls on citizens to live up to who they are.

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