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Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student by Edward P. J. Corbett

Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student by Edward P. J. Corbett My rating: 5 of 5 stars This college textbook, first published in 1965, is much more than a mere aid for students trying to learn how to come up … Continue reading

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monkey read, monkey write

In my last post I talked about my self-designed study program to learn the classical liberal arts of logic, grammar, and rhetoric, and mentioned my work with the text Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student by Edward P. J. Corbett. … Continue reading

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learning rhetoric the old-fashioned way

My daily reading period starts at about 4 p.m. and runs to dinnertime at 7 p.m. (gosh, I just checked the spelling of dinnertime as a closed-up word and found that it dates back to the 14th century), with a break of … Continue reading

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On Rhetoric by Aristotle

On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse by Aristotle My rating: 4 of 5 stars Not Aristotle’s clearest or best organized work, but still part of the core curriculum of a liberal education. Why read Aristotle today? Because he is … Continue reading

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sick it is, then

I’m pleased to announce that Technology Review magazine has published my letter to the editor. In edited form, under the title “Leaking Secrets”, it appears thus on page 7 of their August 2011 issue: I found your editorial and review … Continue reading

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