The Life-Giving Gift of Acknowledgment
A Philosophical and Rhetorical Inquiry
By (author) Michael J. Hyde
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Life-Giving Gift of Acknowledgment by Michael J. Hyde
Book DescriptionThis is a brilliant and courageous work. It is brilliant in taking up an essential gesture of humanity -- acknowledgment-and elaborating it by recourse to films, novels, poetry, philosophy, religion, science, and social controversy. In spite of this breathtaking reach, Hyde never loses sight of his purpose, to understand and affirm the moral-ontological-rhetorical gift of acknowledging another. The book is courageous because it dares place rhetoric and science into productive conversation and remains open to both. It is courageous because it takes up such emotionally difficult issues as the symbolism of the Confederate flag, what it meant to be heroic after September 11, 2001, and the ethical character of life in a world of computer technology. Hyde has done here what he does best-offer a philosophical-rhetorical investigation of a principle even as he enacts the moral dimension of the principle in telling his story. This is a profound, revealing, and indeed inspirational, work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781557534026
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Purdue University Press
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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'Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility' explores the role of democratically oriented argument in promoting public understanding and discussion of the benefits and burdens of biotechnological progress.
Rhetoric and Hermeneutics in Our Time, Hardback (July 1997)» View all books by Michael J. Hyde
Twenty leading thinkers explore the ways rhetoric and hermeneutics inform each other and influence a wide variety of intellectual fields. Essays are arranged by topic: inventions and applications; arguments and narratives; and civic discourse and critical theory.
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Author Biography - Michael J. Hyde
Michael J. Hyde is University Distinguished Professor of Communication Ethics in the Department of Communication and is on the faculty of the Program for Bioethics, Health and Society in the School of Medicine, Wake Forest University. He is the author of The Life-Giving Gift of Acknowledgment, The Ethos of Rhetoric, and award-winning The Call of Conscience. He and his wife live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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