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Persuasion and Rhetoric
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Persuasion and Rhetoric

Carlo Michelstaedter

Abstract

This translation of Carlo Michelstaedter's Persuasion and Rhetoric brings the powerful and original work of a seminal cultural figure to English-language readers for the first time. Ostensibly a commentary on Plato's and Aristotle's relation to the pre-Socratic philosophers, Michelstaedter's deeply personal book is an extraordinary rhetorical feat that reflects the author's struggle to make sense of modern life. This edition includes an introduction discussing his life and work, an extensive bibliography, notes to introduce each chapter, and critical notes illuminating the text. Within hours o ... More

Keywords: Carlo Michelstaedter, Persuasion and Rhetoric, Plato, Aristotle, pre-Socratic philosophy, modern rhetoric, Niezsche, Martin Heidegger

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780300104349
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300104349.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carlo Michelstaedter, author

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