The Rhetorical Invention of Man: A History of Distinguishing Humans from Other Animals

The Rhetorical Invention of Man A History of Distinguishing Humans from Other Animals This book draws attention to the logical contradictions unstable premises and unquestioned assumptions that underlie arguments about Man s distinction while also demonstrating that the way we think

  • Title: The Rhetorical Invention of Man: A History of Distinguishing Humans from Other Animals
  • Author: Greg Goodale
  • ISBN: 9781498509305
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book draws attention to the logical contradictions, unstable premises, and unquestioned assumptions that underlie arguments about Man s distinction, while also demonstrating that the way we think about nonhuman animals is only one possibility among many Vestiges of older ways of thinking continue to inform our understanding of the human nonhuman animal relationship,This book draws attention to the logical contradictions, unstable premises, and unquestioned assumptions that underlie arguments about Man s distinction, while also demonstrating that the way we think about nonhuman animals is only one possibility among many Vestiges of older ways of thinking continue to inform our understanding of the human nonhuman animal relationship, disturbing the simple narrative that Man has mastered nature The reader will additionally find here a history that illuminates popular attitudes toward nature as well as intellectual traditions about the relationship between Man and other animals As a result, each chapter is an overview of how the past continues to inform the present The chapters, then, move back and forth between ancient ideas like the myths of Prometheus and Orpheus, Age of Reason philosophers like Francis Bacon and Immanuel Kant and modern practices like petkeeping and vivisection.ReviewGreg Goodale s new book contributes to a growing interest in distinctions and identities between the human and the animal in communication theory He addresses questions of what it is to communicate and to be human in interesting and forward thinking ways This volume should appeal to a wide variety of scholars in communication and rhetorical studies Barry Brummett, University of Texas Austin In this pathbreaking book, Greg Goodale takes us on a fascinating tour of the many ways in which humans, since the Age of Reason have attempted to distinguish ourselves from nature, and in particular from other animals Digging through medieval archives in search of a different way of understanding the world, Goodale discovers that the concept of Man is an invention that has only existed for a few centuries and is likely to soon be replaced by a enlightened way of understanding the world Aysha Akhtar, author of Animals and Public Health Why Treating Animals Better is Critical to Human Welfare About the AuthorGreg Goodale is associate dean of the College of Arts, Media and Design and associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University.

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