By D. Diane Davis
Rhetoric and composition concept has proven a renewed curiosity in sophistic countertraditions, as visible within the paintings of such "postphilosophers" as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Hélène Cixous, and of such rhetoricians as Susan Jarratt and Steven Mailloux. As D. Diane Davis strains today’s theoretical curiosity to these countertraditions, she additionally units her points of interest past them.
Davis takes a “third sophistics” method, person who makes a speciality of the play of language that endlessly disrupts the “either/or” binary development of dialectic. She concentrates at the nonsequential third—excess—that overflows language’s dichotomies. during this paintings, laughter operates as a trope for disruption or breaking apart, that is, from Davis’s standpoint, a joyfully harmful shattering of our confining conceptual frameworks.
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These educators, concentrating on advanced studies, encouraged extending education into young adulthood. Logography is one illustration of how a long-established pragmatic skill evolved into a higher-level study of writing in the service of orality. The concept of “logography” existed during the Archaic Period as a specialized skill to record accounts of important events. ” Here too, however, this form of specialized writing would alter during 23 Eunapius, Vitae Sophistarum 489. Ancient Greek Writing Instruction 23 the Classical Period because it was applied to the immediate constraints of orality.
7 Ostraka used in fifth-century BCE voting. 23 Even these artifacts, unfortunately, come from Egypt not Athens. If the account of Diogenes Laertius is accurate, however, we have a very important piece of evidence about the (r)evolutionary emphasis of writing moving into the upper classes. Xenophon was from an old and established aristocratic family. The fact that he would “create” a writing heuristic to aid orality provides an instance of the diminishing stereotype of writing as a lower-class craft while, at the same time, demonstrating its use by a member of the upper classes of Athenian society.
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