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Zen in the Art of Rhetoric: An Inquiry Into Coherence

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Zen in the Art of Rhetoric interrogates the role of dualistic thought in human communication and culture, and offers new insights into the similarities and differences that mark Eastern and Western conceptualizations of language. Beginning with a reconsideration of the relationship between Zen Buddhism and rhetoric, the book progresses through a series of essays that exami ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published November 21st 1995 by State University of New York Press (first published November 1st 1995)
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Tory S. Anderson

Having read an earlier reader's brief criticism based on the egocentricity of the author, I began warily and indeed found that egocentric author in what seemed to me wearisome and gratuitous verbiage in the first chapter. But that sense of dullness quickly left as I immersed myself in the message of the book and found myself hungrily turning the pages of what is not necessarily an entry-level book on philosophy and rhetoric. Although my own experience with these genres is certainly lacking, by s

I had the misfortune of taking a class this guy taught. It's the kind of book you'd expect from a professor arrogant enough to assign a book he had written as a required text for a course.

Absolutely terrible.
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