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Realm of Rhetoric

The Realm of Rhetoric

Chaïm Perelman

The Realm of Rhetoric is an ideal instruction medium for students approaching theories of informal argumentation for the first time.

ISBN: 978-0-268-01604-3
206 pages
Publication Year: 1982

Chaïm Perelman (1912–1984) was a professor at the University of Brussels and an internationally recognized expert on rhetoric.

“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

P00294

New Rhetoric

A Treatise on Argumentation

Chaïm Perelman and L. Olbrechts-Tyteca
Translated by John Wilkinson and Purcell Weaver

P03364

William Desmond and Contemporary Theology


Edited by Christopher Ben Simpson and Brendan Thomas Sammon

P03313

Linguistics and Philosophy

An Essay on the Philosophical Constants of Language

Étienne Gilson
Translated by John Lyon

P00201

Introductory Modal Logic

Kenneth J. Konyndyk, Jr.

The Realm of Rhetoric

Chaïm Perelman

The Realm of Rhetoric
Cloth Edition
Paper Edition

The Realm of Rhetoric is an ideal instruction medium for students approaching theories of informal argumentation for the first time.

ISBN: 978-0-268-01604-3

206 pages

“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