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  1. Jan 2019
    1. The Book of the Courtie

      The Book of the Courtier is a courtesy book or book of manners which dealt with issues of etiquette, behavior and morals, particularly at princely, or royal courts.


    2. We can begin to envisage as well how a theory of reading and writing can become a training in moral judgment.

      If this is the case, what is rhetoric's relation to morality?

    3. If you separate the discipline of discourse into essence and ornament, into philosophy and rhetoric, and make each a separate discipline, it makes them easier to chink about.

      Similar to Muckelbaur's claim that in order to fully understand the possibilities of rhetoric, we need to disconnect, imagine it beyond the academic setting. (If I am understanding that correctly)

    4. Truth once created in this way becomes referential, as in legal precedent

      In the case of the weak and strong defense, does truth exist within rhetoric or outside of it?

    1. bio-semioti

      "a field of semiotics and biology that studies the prelinguistic meaning-making, or production and interpretation of signs and codes in the biological realm"

    2. They either represent someaspect of the shaman’s vision or are enculturated versions of that vision

      Similarly stated on pg. 11 how images are just a representation of our conception: "Thus, with the cave art, a drawing of a bison is understood to be a representation of the artist’s conception of a bison."

    3. entanglement of culture with environments and things, in particular rhetorical perform-ances achieved through material and nonlinguistic albeit still semiotic mean

      Does culture shape rhetoric and vise versa?

    1. To write is thus to “show one­self,” to pro­ject one­self into view, to make one’s own face ap­pear in the oth­er’s pres­ence

      Reminds me of Sarte's "What is Literature" and how writing prose is a way for the individual to feel essential to the world.

    2. The other is cir­cu­lar: the med­i­ta­tion pre­cedes the notes which en­able the reread­ing which in turn reini­ti­ates the med­i­ta­tion.

      This reminds me of what Muckelbauer says when explaining that rhetoric might not have a definition. In this case, if writing takes a circular form, rhetoric can also lead to circuitous thinking.

    1. arrier bag rather than weapon of domination,

      I need some clarification here. What does Le Guin mean when taking about writing sci-fi in relation to a carrier of words and weapons?

    2. within the narrative conceived as carrier bag/belly/box/

      Biologically women are carries in a way because of childbirth. So, it's interesting that women, in this text, are recognized as human only after they have invented some sort of cultural relevance, a carrier bag.

    3. f it is a human thing to do to put something you want, because it's useful, edible, or beautiful, into a bag

      So, is the creation of putting something into a bag what marks the sign of a human? Or is it the creation of a weapon? Or both?

    1. disengaging from the entire problematic of "fields," disconnecting from both"interdisciplinary studies"

      This needs some clarification for me. Is Muckelbauer saying that rhetoric is disconnected from academic fields?

    2. phenomenolog

      Definition of phenomenology: is the study of structures of consciousness as experienced from the first-person point of view. The central structure of an experience is its intentionality, its being directed toward something, as it is an experience of or about some object


    3. promiscuity

      Promiscuous: c. 1600, people or things, "mingled confusedly, grouped together without order, consisting of a disorderly mix; indiscriminate," from Latin promiscuus "mixed, indiscriminate, in common, without distinction

    4. "The art of never finally answering that question.

      interesting and makes me feel more at ease about being unable to ever define it

    5. (to name only a few possibilities).

      Further supports Muckelbauer point as to why rhetoric is so difficult to precisely define. Because there are many possibilities, areas of study for rhetoric this understandably causes some hesitation when asked to define the word.