Looking into Aristotle's Eyes

This article culls a theory of rhetorical vision from Aristotle's Rhetoric by examining the cluster of terms that bears on his theory of visual style. Rhetorical vision stands apart from but complements visual rhetoric in that it attends to the rhetorical and linguistic conjuring of visual images—what contemporary neuroscientists call visual imagery—and can even affect direct perception. The article concludes by examining rhetorical vision in Demosthenes' Epitaphios. At stake in this investigation is the visible and visual liveliness of rhetoric and its ability to alter sense perception.

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Work Title Looking into Aristotle's Eyes
Subtitle Towards a Theory of Rhetorical Vision
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  1. Debra Hawhee
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  1. Visual Imagery
  2. Demosthenes
  3. Phantasia
  4. Sensation
  5. Rhetoric
  6. Rhetorical Vision
  7. Aristotle
  8. Aisthesis
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Work Type Article
DOI doi:10.18113/S1CH03
Deposited January 28, 2018

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