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15-5-1999 9:00 AM

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17-5-1999 5:00 PM

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Henry Johnstone's idea of "The Rhetorical Wedge" began with a remark in his The Problem of the Self where the word "Bridge" is also used. While "The Wedge" has been appropriated as a useful metaphor for understanding rhetorical processes, "The Bridge" has not, despite rhetoric's ability to unify as well as distinguish perspectives. Since "The Bridge" metaphor has been left unexplored, and since "The Wedge" although necessary in rhetorical processes is not sufficient to their completion, this p resentation reformulates "The Rhetorical Wedge" to carry forward the idea of "The Rhetorical Bridge" in rhetorical processes.

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Another reformulation of rhetoric as a wedge

Henry Johnstone's idea of "The Rhetorical Wedge" began with a remark in his The Problem of the Self where the word "Bridge" is also used. While "The Wedge" has been appropriated as a useful metaphor for understanding rhetorical processes, "The Bridge" has not, despite rhetoric's ability to unify as well as distinguish perspectives. Since "The Bridge" metaphor has been left unexplored, and since "The Wedge" although necessary in rhetorical processes is not sufficient to their completion, this p resentation reformulates "The Rhetorical Wedge" to carry forward the idea of "The Rhetorical Bridge" in rhetorical processes.