Things, Thoughts, Words, and Actions

Here are some additional fourfolds from philosopher Richard McKeon. McKeon wrote much on the subject of rhetoric. A favorite fourfold of concepts was that of Things, Thoughts, Words, and Actions. He called these “commonplaces of inquiry” or “places of invention and memory”. Two rhetorical devices he used were amplification and schematization. Amplification can extend the … Continue reading Things, Thoughts, Words, and Actions