BOOKS RECEIVED: Yvonna Lincoln and Egon Guba, “The Constructivist Credo” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
The Constructivist Credo is a set of foundational principles for those wishing to conduct social science research within the constructivist paradigm. They were distilled by Yvonna Lincoln and Egon Guba from their many writings on this topic and are provided… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Scott R. Stroud, “Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Immanuel Kant is rarely connected to rhetoric by those who study philosophy or the rhetorical tradition. If anything, Kant is said to see rhetoric as mere manipulation and as not worthy of attention. In Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Andre C. Willis, “Toward a Humean True Religion: Genuine Theism, Moderate Hope, and Practical Morality” (Penn State UP, 2015)
David Hume is traditionally seen as a devastating critic of religion. He is widely read as an infidel, a critic of the Christian faith, and an attacker of popular forms of worship. His reputation as irreligious is well forged among… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lisbeth Lipari, “Listening, Thinking, Being: Toward an Ethics of Attunement” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Although listening is central to human interaction, its importance is often ignored. In the rush to speak and be heard, it is easy to neglect listening and disregard its significance as a way of being with others and the world.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Torrey Shanks, “Authority Figures: Rhetoric and Experience in John Locke’s Political Thought” (Penn State UP, 2014)
In Authority Figures, Torrey Shanks uncovers the essential but largely unappreciated place of rhetoric in John Locke’s political and philosophical thought. Locke’s well-known hostility to rhetoric has obscured an important debt to figural and inventive language. Here, Shanks traces… Read More
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