Articulating a Politics of a Reticulated Community

By Jared Colton
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Philip Armstrong’s Reticulations is not a book explicitly dealing with rhetoric; however, rhetoric scholars would be remiss to let that fact dissuade them from investigating this book. Although Armstrong does not attempt an explicit engagement with contemporary rhetorical theory, his book is concerned with rhetoric broadly construed. Those scholars concerned with political rhetorics, the rhetorical agent, human collectives, and the relationship between continental philosophy and rhetoric in general, will find Reticulations a valuable resource, especially if that interest is influenced or informed by the work of French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy.

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