Ethos and Pathos: Rhetorical Sources

Sources on Ethos and Pathos in classical rhetoric and rhetorical critism. Ethos and pathos ancient or modern cannot be easily separated as they are two different sides of the same proof. Comprehensive on classical theory of ethos and pathos.


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Allard-Nelson, Susan K. "Virtue in Aristotle's Rhetoric: A Metaphysical and Ethical Capacity." Philosophy & Rhetoric 34 (2001): 245-259.

Andrews, James R. "The Ethos of Pacifism: The Problem of Image in the Early British Peace Movement." Quarterly Journal of Speech 53 (1967): 28-33.

Benson, Thomas W. "Rhetoric and Autobiography: The Case of Malcolm X." Quarterly Journal of Speech 60 (1974): 1-13.

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Boss, George P. "Essential Attributes of the Concept of Charisma." Southern Speech Communication Journal 41 (1975): 300-313.

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Campe, Rüdiger. Presenting the Affect: The Scene of Pathos in Aristotle's Rhetoric and its Revision in Descartes's Passions of the Soul. de Gruyter, 2014.

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Carpenter, Ronald H. "Alfred Thayer Mahan's Style on Sea Power: A Paramessage Conducing to Ethos." Speech Monographs 42 (1975): 190-202.

Chamberlain, Charles. "From Haunts to Character: The Meaning of Ethos and Its Relation to Ethics," Helios 11(1984): 97-108.

Cheng, Martha S. "Colin Powell's Speech to the UN: A Discourse Analytic Study of Reconstituted Ethos." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 42/5 (2012): 424-449.

Clark, Thomas. "Rhetorical Image-Making: A Case Study of the Thomas Paine-William Smith Propaganda Debates." Southern Speech Communication Journal 40 (1974): 248-261.

Connors, Robert J. "The Differences Between Speech and Writing: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos." National Council of Teachers of English (1979): 285-290.

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Corder, Jim W. "Efficient Ethos in Shane, With a Proposal for Discriminating Among Kinds of Ethos." Communication Quarterly 25 (1977): 28-31.

—-. "Ethical Argument and Rambler No. 154." Quarterly Journal of Speech 54 (1968): 352-356.

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Darsey, James. "Joe McCarthy's Fantastic Moment." Communication Monographs 62 (1995): 65-86.

—-. "The Legend of Eugene Debs: Prophetic Ethos as Radical Argument." Quarterly Journal of Speech 74 (1988): 434-452.

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Gaines, Robert N. "Identification and Redemption in Lysias' Against Eratosthenes." Central States Speech Journal 30 (1979): 199-210.

Garrett, Mary M. "Pathos Reconsidered from the Perspective of Classical Chinese Rhetorical Theories." Quarterly Journal of Speech 79 (1993): 19-39.

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Kaiser, Alvin R. "Style and Personal Appeal of Adlai E. Stevenson." Western Speech 18 (1954): 181-185.

Kendall, Kathleen Edgerton, and Jeanne Y. Fisher. "Frances Wright on Women's Rights: Eloquence Versus Ethos." Quarterly Journal of Speech 60 (1974): 58-68.

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Lyne, John, and Henry F. Howe. "The Rhetoric of Expertise: E. O. Wilson and Sociobiology." Quarterly Journal of Speech 76 (1990): 134-151.

Mandel, Gerry. "The Presentation of Image in Charles H. Percy's Whistle-Stop Tour of 1966." Central States Speech Journal 21 (1970): 209-216.

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Oravec, Christine. "John Muir, Yosemite, and the Sublime Response: A Study in the Rhetoric of Preservationism." Quarterly Journal of Speech 67 (1981): 245-258.

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Peterson, Tarla Rai. "The Rhetorical Construction of Institutional Authority in a Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Wilderness Legislation." Western Journal of Speech Communication 52 (1988): 259-276.

Phillips, Gerald M. "Use of Authorities as Ethical Proof In the Talmudic Discourse." Speech Monographs 25 (1958): 67-75.

Post, Robert M. "Pathos in Robert Emmet's Speech From the Dock." Western Speech 30 (1966): 19-25.

Procter, David E. "The Dynamic Spectacle: Transforming Experience into Social Forms of Community." Quarterly Journal of Speech 76 (1990): 117-133.

Pross, Edward L. "Practical Implications of the Aristotelian Concept of Ethos." Southern Speech Journal 17 (1951): 257-264.

Prosser, Michael H. "Ethical Proof in the 'Bay of Pigs' Debate." Today's Speech 14 (1966): 21-22.

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Smith, Craig R., and Michael J. Hyde. "Rethinking 'the Public': The Role of Emotion in Being-With-Others." Quarterly Journal of Speech 77 (1991): 446-466.

Speer, Diane Parkin. "Milton's Defensio Prima: Ethos and Vituperation in a Polemic Engagement." Quarterly Journal of Speech 56 (1970): 277-283.

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Taylor, Charles A. "Of Audience, Expertise, and Authority: The Evolving Creationism Debate." Quarterly Journal of Speech 78 (1992): 277-295.

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Waddell, Craig. "The Role of Pathos in the Decision-Making Process: A Study in the Rhetoric of Science Policy." Quarterly Journal of Speech 76 (1990): 381-400.

Watts, Eric King. "African American Ethos and Hermeneutical Rhetoric: An Exploration of Alain Locke's The New Negro." Quarterly Journal of Speech 88 (2002): 19-32.

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Whittenberger-Keith, Kari. "The Good Person Behaving Well: Rethinking the Rhetoric of Virtue." Southern Communication Journal 58 (1992): 33-43.

Williams, Donald E. "Protest Under the Cross: The Ku Klux Klan Presents Its Case to the Public." Southern Speech Journal 27 (1961): 43-55.

Winterowd, W. Ross. "The Rhetoric of Beneficence, Authority, Ethical Commitment, and the Negative." Philosophy and Rhetoric 9 (1976): 65-83.

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Yoos, George E. "A Revision of the Concept of Ethical Appeal." Philosophy and Rhetoric 12 (1979): 41-58.

Zulick, Margaret D. "The Agon of Jeremiah: On the Dialogic Invention of Prophetic Ethos." Quarterly Journal of Speech 78 (1992): 125-148.

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