Fusing horizons: Standpoint hermeneutics and invitational rhetoric

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth J. Natalle, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This essay emends Foss, Foss, and Griffin's invitational rhetoric to strenghten its philosophical undergirdings and release it from unfounded criticisms Standpoint hermeneutical rhetoric is the framework offered to position the theory more solidly in the canons Three strategic moves include discovering and revising its epistemological stance to reflect Lorraine Code's concepts of knowing others and second personhood: connecting Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics to rhetoric: and using Gadamer's emphasis on position and historicity to develop the connection to feminist standpoint theorys Conclusions point toward the implications of invitational rhetoric as dialogue linked to practical application in public communication and pedagogys

Additional Information

Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 31, 69-90
Language: English
Date: 2001
Standpoint hermeneutics, Invitational rhetoric, Feminist Standpoint Theory, Philosophical hermeneutics

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