The Selected Writings of John Witherspoon (Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address)
The Selected Writings of John Witherspoon (Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address)
The Selected Writings of John Witherspoon (Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address)
Southern Illinois University Press

The Selected Writings of John Witherspoon (Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address)

  • Publish Date: 2015-11-25
  • Binding: Paperback

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Considered the first significant teacher of rhetoric in America, John Witherspoon also introduced Scottish moral philosophy to this country and as president of Princeton University reformed the curriculum to give emphasis to both studies. He was an active pamphleteer on religious and political issues and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Editor Thomas P. Miller argues that Witherspoons career exemplifies the Ciceronian ideal, and the eight selections Miller presents from the 1802 American edition of theWorks corroborate that claim. This paperback edition includes a new preface by the editor that surveys the scholarship published on Witherspoon over the past twenty-five years and discusses how Millers own perspective on Witherspoon has changed during that time.

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