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Mere Rhetoric

Welcome to Mere Rhetoric, the podcast for beginners and insiders about the ideas, people and movements who have shaped rhetorical history.

Jan 29, 2014

I hearby dub you, Sir Patrick Stewart! ...Or do I? Speech acts seem to do something, but are there any limits to when they do or don't come off? How Austin's How to Do Things With Words led to a fantastic show down between Searle and Derrida.