By Torrey Shanks
In Authority Figures, Torrey Shanks uncovers the fundamental yet principally unappreciated position of rhetoric in John Locke’s political and philosophical concept. Locke’s famous hostility to rhetoric has obscured a tremendous debt to figural and artistic language. the following, Shanks strains the shut ties among rhetoric and adventure as they shape the foundation for a idea and perform of judgment on the heart of Locke’s paintings. Rhetoric and event come jointly, for Locke, to reorient readers’ relation to the earlier which will open up substitute political futures. spotting this debt units the degree for a brand new realizing of the Two Treatises of Government, within which the cloth and artistic strength of language is critical for political critique.
Authority Figures attracts jointly political thought and philosophy, the background of technological know-how and of rhetoric, and philosophy of language and literary concept to provide an interpretation of Locke’s political proposal that indicates the continued significance of rhetoric for brand spanking new modes of critique within the 17th century. Locke’s suggestion deals up insights for rethinking the connection of rhetoric and adventure to political critique, in addition to the intersections of language and materialism.
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Authority Figures: Rhetoric and Experience in John Locke's Political Thought by Torrey Shanks