To make it easier to handle, I’ve separated the notes on Aristotle’s Books into different webpages. Here’s are airtight, no-veering plan:
Onward to On Christian Rhetoric
I swear to you the next work isn’t a trick to proselytize. We’re reading it in a secular context to consider how a dominant religion in Western Civilization uses rhetoric and its rhetorical tradition. Whether you like it or not, believers and non-believers in the West have been influenced by Christianity. What do I mean by that?
Looking ahead, we’ll discuss Knoblauch’s Discursive Ideologies (pp. 1-75) in two weeks. That book should contextualize our readings and fill in the gaps (or create new ones)–we can’t cover everyone in depth. It will also be helpful in locating scholarship on our figures and clarifying their (often) confusing arguments.