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Rhetorical question

About: Rhetorical question is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 17646 publications have been published within this topic receiving 287878 citations.


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01 Jan 1983
TL;DR: In this article, the authors define a set of rhetorical schemata to be discussed in what follows, and describe them as descriptions, not definitions, and the bus schema contains information that is neither nor-
Abstract: rhetorical schemata to be discussed in what follows. Finally, schemata are descriptions, not definitions. The ‘bus’ schema contains information that is nor-

4,281 citations

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01 Jan 1933
TL;DR: Freud published his "New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis" in 1933, the year in which the Nazis publicly burned his books in Berlin this paper, and applied his analytical method to such phenomena as telepathy and communism, among a number of indirect relevance to psychoanalysis.
Abstract: Freud published his "New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis" in 1933, the year in which the Nazis publicly burned his books in Berlin. These lectures (though never intended for delivery) are cast in his lively rhetorical manner of speech and in places they recapitulate his established views (as, for instance, about dreams). But Freud also develops his newer concepts of id, ego, and super-ego as elements in the structure of the mind and explains his more recent conclusions about anxiety and the instincts and about the psychology of women. In addition, he applies his analytical method to such phenomena as telepathy and communism, among a number of subjects of indirect relevance to psychoanalysis.

2,803 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a conception of genre based on conventionalized social motives which are found in recurrent situation-types is proposed, and the thesis is that genre must be conceived in terms of rhetorical action rather than substance or form.
Abstract: This essay proposes a conception of genre based on conventionalized social motives which are found in recurrent situation‐types. The thesis is that genre must be conceived in terms of rhetorical action rather than substance or form.

2,796 citations

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01 Jan 1987
TL;DR: Arguing and thinking as mentioned in this paper is an entertaining and scholarly exposition of ideas of rhetoric viewed as social psychological theories, from Classical times to the nineteenth century. But it is self-confessedly unorthodox.
Abstract: Arguing and Thinking is an entertaining and scholarly exposition of ideas of rhetoric - from Classical times to the nineteenth century - viewed as social psychological theories. It is self-confessedly unorthodox. Social psychologists may probe experimentally the foundations of 'attitude-change' or 'persuasive communication', but in so doing, Michael Billig claims in his Introduction, 'they are continuing to think about the same sort of issues as those which filled the contents of Aristotle's Rhetoric, or Cicero's Orator, or Quintilian's Institutes of Oratory'. He is especially concerned to point out the relations between thinking and arguing, and suggests that the ability to contradict is one of the most important mental faculties. The argumentative aspects of attitudes, commonsense, roles and cognitive processes are discussed as the author himself takes issue with some familiar psychological theories.

2,209 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the role of rhetoric in legitimating profound institutional change is described. And the authors describe how a Big Five accounting firm purchased a law firm, triggering a jurisdictional struggle within accoun...
Abstract: This paper describes the role of rhetoric in legitimating profound institutional change. In 1997, a Big Five accounting firm purchased a law firm, triggering a jurisdictional struggle within accoun...

2,105 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
20242
20231,106
20222,429
2021469
2020658
2019716