Tag: Richard M. Weaver

What Is Liberal?: A Response from Donald Lazere

[Correction notice: When Donald sent me this response, he asked that I change “Kenneth Burke” to “Edmund Burke.”  I forgot to do so initially,  but I have done so as of 12/20/14.  I still think that Kenneth Burke is as good an example of a conservative-minded rhetorician as is Edmund Burke, but that’s another unfolding…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #133: Psychology

General Introduction – Stay tuned ‘til the end for listener feedback Aristotelian Psychology – What does Aristotle mean by soul? – The soul and the body – Dante’s interpolation – Your undecaying mind – The final cause of the body – Types of souls – Thomas’s additions Christology and Psychology – The Nicene Creed –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #45: Language Is Sermonic

General Introduction – Sweaty technology – In which we creep up on fifty – Name-dropping with Nathan Gilmour – Giving the listeners what they want How English Departments Used to Work – The rise and fall of rhetoric – Charles Eliot changes everything – Authors and periods and other literary matters – The populist origins…

Episode #44: Ultimate Terms in Contemporary Rhetoric

General Introduction – Nathan Gilmour watches from the stands – What’s on the blog? – The sad science of naming links posts – Listener feedback – Is anyone still listening? Weaver and Plato, Redux – Gorgias boasts—again – How ultimate terms sway the masses – What does charismatic mean? God Terms and Devil Terms –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #43: The Phaedrus and the Nature of Rhetoric

General Introduction – What’s on the blog? – Listener feedback Plato Gets Hostile – Nathan explains Weaver – Why does Plato hate rhetoric? – Structure vs. content – What is pleasant and what is good – Giving the sophists a bad name Weaver’s Platonic Allegory – Farmer gets insulting – Interpretation of the performances –…