Arguing and Thinking: A Rhetorical Approach to Social Psychology (European Monographs in Social Psychology 2nd Revised edition)
By: Prof. Michael Billig (author)Paperback
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Michael Billig's rhetorical approach has been key to the discursive turn in the social sciences. His witty and original book examines argumentation and its psychological importance in human conduct, and traces the connections between ancient rhetorical ideas and modern social psychology. In a new introduction, he offers further reflections on rhetoric and social psychology, discusses the recent scholarship, and allows some forgotten voices in the history of rhetoric to be heard.
Second thoughts, second arguments: a new introduction; 1. Antiquarian psychology; 2. Rules, roles and arguments; 3. Protagoras and the origins of rhetoric; 4. The science of persuasion; 5. The art of witchcraft; 6. Categorization and particularization; 7. Advocacy and attitudes; 8. Dilemmas of common sense; 9. The spirit of contradiction.
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2nd Revised edition
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