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Peter Ramus

1515 - 1572

He separated philosophy from rhetoric in curriculum and is prmarily responsible for "loosing the art".  Ramus argued that invention should not be an intellectual process governed by contingencies, as Aristotle or Cicero would have it. He presented invention as an arhetorical procedure that must conform to the theory of logic. He successfully argued that rhetoric must be concerned with the canons of style and delivery only. Ramus's identification of rhetoric with style launched a denigration of invention that lasted for centuries.


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Ramus, Peter
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... Peter Ramus. His works attacked Aristotle, the teaching system at that time and
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... Peter Ramus. ... every circumstance of cruelty and brutality. Ramus was a writer of more
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Peter Ramus
Peter Ramus Peter Ramus (1515-1572) had relegated rhetoric basically to the canons
of style, delivery, and memory. Invention and arrangement were not ...

Arguments in Rhetoric against Quintilian
Arguments in Rhetoric against Quintilian Peter Ramus (1549, tr. C. Newlands
1986: PA6651.R3613) Reading Notes--Adam Kissel (Rhetoric Page). ...

An Essay on Renaissance Rhetoric
... The rhetoric of Peter Ramus was not purely a reinforcement of Cicero. Peter Ramus,
a French philosopher and professor at the University of Paris in the ...

PETRUS RAMUS (Pierre de la Ramée)
... of logic, rhetoric and poetry, 1947; PA Duhamel, The logic and rhetoric of Peter
Ramus (in: Modern Philology XLVI), 1949; R. Hooykaas, Humanisme, science et ...

... delivery. Then in the sixteenth century, Peter Ramus redefined rhetoric by transferring
invention and arrangement to dialectics, the study of argumentation. ...

Totalizing Rhetoric
... through which all rhetoric must be seen Peter Ramus' influence on rhetoric should
not be underestimated either. Ramus' insistence that rhetoric be relegated to ...

Appendix G
... Peter Ramus's Arguments in Rhetoric Against Quintillian (Carole
Newlands, James Murphy) [Northern Illinois Press]. ...

Youngkin, Betty R.
... history and metaphor. His definitive work on Peter Ramus (1515-1572) filled a large
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WSU English Department: Rhetoric/Composition
... Rhetoric (including the Second Sophistic of Byzantium); Renaissance Rhetoric
(to Peter Ramus); Modern/Contemporary Rhetoric (Eighteenth century to Present ...

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... Chaim Perelman. Pisteis. Plato. Poetics. Postmodernism. Quintilian. Peter Ramus.
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... till en latinsk form, Peter Ramus. Hans verk attackerade ... 6, 15, 16: Ong, Walter. Ramus,
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Rhetoric in Western Thought Rhetoric Challenged Agricola, ...
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Ancient Rhetoric and Modern Literacy
... and society. The Puritan colonists brought with them the Renaissance rhetoric of
Peter Ramus, who was associated with disestablished religious sects and had ...

MO3019 - Reading for Week 4
... Method, and the Decay of Dialogue (1958); PA Duhamel, 'The Logic and Rhetoric of
Peter Ramus', Modern Philology (1948-9); WS Howell, Logic and Rhetoric in England ...

Glover: Kairos
... writing center professionals. During the 16th century, Peter Ramus removed invention
and arrangement from the realm of rhetoric and assigned it to philosopy ...

xrefer - Rhetoric
... the revival of classical learning known as the Renaissance. Scholars like Peter Ramus
(16c), however, saw rhetoric less as a way of developing speech than as a ...

Rhetoric at a Glance
... Peter Ramus—split up the parts of Rhetoric. Bacon, Hobbes, Cowley,
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