Category Archives: ecological-rhetoric

Response: “Ignorance is Strength”

Here’s another post coming from a Facebook prompt. QV pointed me towards Krugman’s column “Ignorance is Strength” in today’s NYT. My response: There is so much to say in response here. First: I do think the turn, in the humanities … Continue reading

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Very Large Finitude and Ecological Irony

Figure/Ground is featuring an interview with Timothy Morton, professor of ecology, theory, and literature. Morton was first brought to my attention last fall by a grad student in my Contemporary Rhetorics class. This snippet from the interview grabbed my attention, … Continue reading

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Burke, Sophistry, and Ecological Rhetoric

I wrote this in response to a graduate students’ project on Kenneth Burke. I didn’t want to lose it, so I’ll stick it here: Burke shares quite a bit with the Sophists because they both believe that rhetoric is metaphysical, … Continue reading

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