Rhetorical Ethics of Community
Rhetoric Society of America 5th Biennial Summer Institute
University of Kansas
This workshop attempts to foster inquiry into a prior question, that is, a question behind a question—not the familiar, "What is a rhetorical ethics?" but instead, "Is a rhetorical ethics possible’? In one of his early philosophical essays, Bakhtin reiterates a longstanding distinction between a formal ethics and a content ethics. Bakhtin’s insights serve as a starting point to explore what kind of rhetorical ethics is possible once we refuse predetermined rules and methods for ethical action.
Colton, J.(2013, June). Rhetorical Ethics of Community. Workshop. Rhetoric Society of America 5th Biennial Summer Institute, RSA 2013. Lawrence, KS.