My Short Paper “Language, Truth, and Rhetoric” Published

Check out my short paper published in Chapman University’s e-Research: A Journal of Undergraduate Work:

The paper was originally a final essay for the course English-307: Foundations of Rhetorical Studies taught by Doug Sweet.  Unfortunately they left out the question prompt that the paper was a response to. I’ve pasted the prompt here. It should shed some light on why in the second paragraph I say: “If the quotation from Richard Tarnas is our understanding of the world…”

Question Prompt: “The world does not exist as a thing-in-itself, independent of interpretation; rather, it comes into being only in and through interpretations. The subject of knowledge is already embedded in the object of knowledge: the human mind never stands outside the world, judging it from an external vantage point” (Tarnas 397). In a couple pages, tell us how this postmodern attitude could mean a return to Rhetoric: what does that mean?


About C.P.

Collin is a professional writer and scholar. He holds an MA in Philosophy and a BA in English literature. His philosophical work has appeared in print published by Wiley/Blackwell and Open Court. More of his writings, philosophical, literary, comic, and just plain nonsensical are available online. He currently lives in Seattle where he is writing science fiction, dressing up for Cons, and wreaking havoc on his opponents (npcs and tabletop humans alike).
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