Being-Moved (Paperback)

Rhetoric as the Art of Listening (Rhetoric & Public Culture: History, Theory, Critique #2)

By Daniel M. Gross

University of California Press, 9780520340466, 260pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2020

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If rhetoric is the art of speaking, who is listening? In Being-Moved, Daniel M. Gross provides an answer, showing when and where the art of speaking parted ways with the art of listening – and what happens when they intersect once again. Much in the history of rhetoric must be rethought along the way. And much of this rethinking pivots around Martin Heidegger’s early lectures on Aristotle’s Rhetoric where his famous topic, Being, gives way to being-moved. The results, Gross goes on to show, are profound. Listening to the gods, listening to the world around us, and even listening to one another in the classroom – all of these experiences become different when rhetoric is reoriented from the voice to the ear.

About the Author

Daniel M. Gross is Professor of English and Affiliated Faculty in the Critical Theory Emphasis at UC Irvine, where he is also Campus Writing & Communication Coordinator. He is the author or coeditor of six books, including The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle's Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science.