The Realm of Rhetoric is an ideal instruction medium for students approaching theories of informal argumentation for the first time.
“The Realm of Rhetoric sets out the bare bones of Perelman’s map of human persuasion, including specific chapters on arguments from analogy, metaphor, the structure of reality, and so-called ‘quasi-logical’ arguments. In all these areas, he’s wonderfully concrete and clear.” — The Village Voice
“One cannot help but admire and learn from [Perelman’s] clear, comprehensive, and wise thinking on argumentation, his spare yet never arid prose, and the quiet elegance of his book’s structure. This slim volume will amply reward reflective study by practitioner and theorist, freshman and emeritus.” — Ethics
“. . . wise, ecumenical, moral, and reasonable. . .” — Philosophy and Rhetoric
“Perelman’s book is well-written and the translation reads well. . . . The Realm of Rhetoric continues to open up the field of argumentation-theory in a fruitful way.” — Homiletic