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Jost, Walter

The Knowing Most Worth Doing

Essays on Pluralism, Ethics, and Religion Wayne Booth. Edited by Walter Jost

Throughout the second half of the twentieth century until his death in 2005, Wayne Booth was one of the most influential literary critics in America and beyond, known worldwide for The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961), and hailed as a progressive advocate for rethinking the concept of liberal education... More

Rhetorical Investigations

Studies in Ordinary Language Criticism Walter Jost

In Rhetorical Investigations Walter Jost juxtaposes problems and questions in philosophy and literature, using rhetoric as the middle term and common ground between them. Drawing on the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Stanley Cavell, among others, Jost joins a small band of contemporary literary... More