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deep rhetoric



deep rhetoric (uncountable)

  1. The assumptions implied by analysis of a discourse.
    • 1981, Dissertation Abstracts International: The Humanities and Social Sciences (University Microfilms International), page 2,363
      Deep rhetoric” — the normally tacit presuppositions of discourse — functions in the Weaverian view as “practical wisdom” does in Aristotelean ethics. Thus, Weaver is seen to advance an essentially eudaemonist account of rhetoric […]