The Eloquence of Mary Astell

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University of Calgary Press, 2005 - Počet stran: 202

The Eloquence of Mary Astell makes an important contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the important role that women, and one woman in particular, played in the history of rhetoric.

Mary Astell (1666-1731) was an unusually perceptive thinker and writer during the time of the Enlightenment. Here, author Christine Sutherland explores her importance as a rhetorician, an area that has, until recently, received little attention. Astell was widely known and respected during her own time, but her influence and reputation receded in the years after her death. Her importance as an Enlightenment thinker is becoming more and more recognized, however. As a skilled theorist and practitioner of rhetoric, Astell wrote extensively on education, philosophy, politics, religion, and the status of women. She showed that it was possible for a woman to move from the semi-private form of rhetoric represented by conversation and letters into full public participation in philosophical and political debate.

 

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The Problem of Ethos
3
Mary Astell and the Problem of Ethos
25
Mary Astells Rhetorical Practice
39
Letter Concerning the Love of God
41
A Serious Proposal to the Ladies Part I
53
A Serious Proposal to the Ladies Part II
65
Some Reflections Upon Marriage
79
The Christian Religion
93
Rhetorical Theory I
125
Rhetorical Theory II
137
Conclusion
153
Appendix A
165
Appendix B
169
Bibliography
171
Notes
179
INDEX
187

Political Pamphlets
109
Mary Astells Rhetorical Theory
123

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Christine Sutherland is professor emerita in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. She has written extensively on women in the history of rhetoric.

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