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Author Danisch, Robert, 1976-
Title Building a social democracy : the promise of rhetorical pragmatism / Robert Danisch.
Imprint Lanham : Lexington Books, [2015]

Author Danisch, Robert, 1976-
Subject Pragmatism -- Political aspects -- United States.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States.
Democracy -- United Staes.
Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 309 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-304) and index.
Note Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Contents Introduction : communication, knowledge, and democracy as a way of life -- Richard Rorty and the limits of the linguistic turn -- Stanley Fish and the limits of anti-foundationalism -- Cornel West and the quest for deep democracy -- Richard McKeon's philosophy of rhetoric -- Hugh Duncan's sociology of rhetoric and Kenneth Burke's rhetoric of identification -- Social democracy, deliberative ecologies, and rhetorical structures -- Artistry, inquiry, and rhetorical citizenship -- Pluralism, prudence, and rhetorical leadership -- Conclusion : rhetorical pragmatism and the project of social democracy in the twenty-first century.
Summary Building a Social Democracy examines the various types of communication practices that are necessary to build a social democracy. Danisch contends that rhetorical pragmatism improves our sociopolitical circumstances by turning questions about epistemology into questions about communication practices.
ISBN 9781498517782 ebook
9781498517775 cloth : alk. paper
9781498517782 electronic
OCLC # 933434177
Additional Format Print version: Building a social democracy Lanham : Lexington Books, [2015] 9781498517775 (cloth : alk. paper) (DLC) 2015033408

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