General sources on Aristotle's rhetoric that cannot be included exclusively under specific works and concepts in existing bibliographies. If a page is added on a distinct concept those citations may be moved and deleted here. See to date, Ethos and Pathos, Enthymeme.


Allard-Nelson, Susan K. "Virtue in Aristotle's Rhetoric: A Metaphysical and Ethical Capacity." Philosophy & Rhetoric 34 (2001): 245-259.

Anderson, Floyd Douglas. "Aristotle's Doctrine of the Mean and its Relationship to Rhetoric." Southern Speech Journal 34 (1968): 100-107.

Backes, James G. "Aristotle's Theory of Stasis in Forensic and Deliberative Speech in the Rhetoric." Central States Speech Journal 12 (1960): 6-8.

Baumlin, James S., ed. Ethos: New Essays in Rhetorical and Critical Theory. Dallas: Southern Methodist UP, 1994.

Benoit, W. L. "Aristotle's Example: The Rhetorical Induction." Quarterly Journal of Speech 66 (1980): 182-192.

---. "On Aristotle's Example." Philosophy & Rhetoric 20 (1987): 261-267.

Bird, O. "The Tradition of Logical Topics: Aristotle to Ockham." Journal of the History of Ideas 23 (1962): 307-323.

Blettner, Elizabeth. "One Made Many and Many Made One: The Role of Asyndeton in Aristotle's Rhetoric." Philosophy & Rhetoric 16 (1983): 49-54.

Braet, A. C. "Aristotle's Almost Unnoticed Contribution to the Doctrine of Stasis." Mnemosyne 52 (1999): 408-435.

Brake, Robert J. "Aristotle on Pleasure." Southern Speech Journal 36 (1971): 324-332.

---. "A Reconsideration of Aristotle's Concept of Topics." Central States Speech Journal 16 (1965): 106-112.

Brandes, Paul D. "Evidence in Aristotle's Rhetoric." Speech Monographs 28 (1961): 21-28.

---. "Special Reports: The Composition and Preservation of Aristotle's Rhetoric." Speech Monographs 35 (1968): 482-491.

Brockriede, Wayne E. "Toward a Contemporary Aristotelian Theory of Rhetoric." Quarterly Journal of Speech 52 (1966): 33-40.

Clayton, Edward W. "The Audience for Aristotle's Rhetoric." Rhetorica 22 (2004): 183-203.

Conley, Thomas M. "The Enthymeme in Perspective." Quarterly Journal of Speech 70 (1984): 168-187.

---. "The Greekless Reader and Aritotle's Rhetoric." Quarterly Journal of Speech 65 (1979): 74-79.

---. "'Logical Hypomorphism' and Aristotle's Koinoi Topoi." Central States Speech Journal 29 (1978): 92-97.

Consigny, Scott. "Dialectical, Rhetorical, and Aristotelian Rhetoric." Philosophy & Rhetoric 22 (1989): 281-287.

Cooper, Lane. "The Rhetoric of Aristotle." Quarterly Journal of Speech 21 (1935): 10-19.

Davis, Janet B. "Translating Gorgias in (Aristotle) 980a10." Philosophy & Rhetoric 30 (1997): 32- .

Dearin, Ray D. "Aristotle on Psychology and Rhetoric." Central States Speech Journal 17 (1966): 277-282.

Erickson, Keith V. "The Lost Rhetorics of Aristotle." Communication Monographs 43 (1976): 229-237.

Erlich, Howard S. "The Congruence of Aristotle's Rhetoric and Poetics." Southern Speech Communication Journal 38 (1973): 362-370.

Evans, J. D. G. Aristotle's Concept of Dialectic. London: Cambridge UP, 1977.

Farrell, Thomas B. "Philosophy against Rhetoric in Aristotle." Philosophy & Rhetoric 28 (1995): 181- .

---. "Practicing the Arts of Rhetoric: Tradition and Invention." Philosophy & Rhetoric 24 (1991): 183-212.

---. "Rhetoric and Dialectic as Modes of Inquiry." Norms of Rhetorical Culture. New Haven: Yale UP, 1993. 14-50.

---. "Rhetorical Resemblance: Paradoxes of a Practical Art."Quarterly Journal of Speech 72 (1986): 1-19.

Flemming, Edwin G. "A Comparison of Cicero and Aristotle on Style." Quarterly Journal of Speech Education 4 (1918): 53-60.

Flynn, Lawrence J. "Aristotle: Art and Faculty of Rhetoric." Southern Speech Journal 21 (1956): 244-254.

Fortenbaugh, William. Aristotle on Emotion. London: Duckworth, 1975.

Fortenbaugh, William.  "Aristotle's Accounts of Persuasion through Character." Theory, Text, Context: Issues in Greek Rhetoric and Oratory. Ed. Christopher Lyle Johnstone. Albany : State U of New York P, 1996. 147-168.

Fortenbaugh, William.  "Aristotle's Platonic Attitude toward Delivery." Philosophy & Rhetoric 19/4 (1986): 242-254.

Furley, David J., and Alexander Nehamas, eds. Aristotle's Rhetoric: Philosophical Essays. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1994.

Gabin, Rosalind. "Aristotle and the New Rhetoric: Grimaldi and Valesio--A Review Essay." Philosophy & Rhetoric 20 (1987): 171-182.

Gaines, Robert. "Aristotle's Rhetorical Rhetoric?" Philosophy & Rhetoric 19 (1986): 194-200.

Garver, Eugene. Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1994.

---. "Aristotle's Rhetoric as a Work of Philosophy." Philosophy & Rhetoric 19 (1986): 1-22.

---. "The Political Irrelevance of Aristotle's Rhetoric." Philosophy & Rhetoric 29 (1996): 179-199.

Giuliani, Alessandro. "The Aristotelian Theory of the Dialectical Definition." Philosophy & Rhetoric 5 (1972): 129-142.

Goulding, Daniel J. "Aristotle's Concept of the Enthymeme." Journal of the American Forensic Association 2 (1965): 104-108.

Green, Lawrence D. "Aristotelian Rhetoric, Dialectic, and the Traditions of antistrophos." Rhetorica 8 (1990): 5-27.

Grimaldi, William M. A. Aristotle, Rhetoric I: A Commentary. New York: Fordham UP, 1980.

---. "Rhetoric and Truth: A Note on Aristotle, Rhetoric 1355a 21-24." Philosophy & Rhetoric 11 (1978): 173-177.

---. Studies in the Philosophy of Aristotle's Rhetoric. Hermes Einzelschriften 25. Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner, 1972.

Gross, Alan G. "The Conceptual Unity of Aristotle's Rhetoric." Philosophy & Rhetoric 34 (2001): 275-291.

Harper, Nancy. "An Analytical Description of Aristotle's Enthymeme." Central States Speech Journal 24 (1973): 304-309.

Harpine, Bill. "Stock Issues in Aristotle's Rhetoric." Journal of the American Forensic Association 14 (1977): 73-81.

Haskins, Ekaterina. "Endoxa, Epistemological Optimism, and Aristotle's Rhetorical Project." Philosophy and Rhetoric 37 (2004): 1-19.

---. Logos and Power in Isocrates and Aristotle. Greenville: U of South Carolina P, 2004.

Hauser, Gerard A. "Aristotle's Example Revisited."Philosophy & Rhetoric 18 (1985): 171-180.

---. "The Example in Aristotle's Rhetoric: Bifurcation or Contradiction?"Philosophy & Rhetoric 1 (1968): 78-90.

---. "Reply to Benoit." Philosophy & Rhetoric 20 (1987): 268-273.

Hillbruner, Anthony. "Matter and Form in The Search for "Truth": Aristotle and Rousseau." Western Speech Communication 39 (1975): 260-270.

Holmberg, Carl B. "Dialectical Rhetoric and Rhetorical Rhetoric." Philosophy & Rhetoric 10 (1977): 232-243.

Huseman, Richard C. "Aristotle's Doctrine of the Mean: Implications for Rhetorical Style." Western Speech 34 (1970): 115-121.

---. "Aristotle's System of Topics." Southern Speech Journal 30 (1965): 243-252.

Jacob, Bernard. "What if Aristotle Took Sophists Seriously?: New Reading in Aristotle's Rhetoric." Rhetoric Review 14 (1996): 237- .

Kauffman, Charles. "Poetic as Argument."Quarterly Journal of Speech 67 (1981): 407-415.

Kennedy, George A. "Reworking Aristotle's Rhetoric." Theory, Text, Context: Issues in Greek Rhetoric and Oratory. Ed. Christopher Lyle Johnstone. Albany : State U of New York P, 1996. 169-184.

Kinneavy, James. "Kairos in Aristotle's Rhetoric." Written Communication 11 (1994): 131-142.

---. "William Grimaldi--Reinterpreting Aristotle." Philosophy & Rhetoric 20 (1987): 183-200.

Lanigan, Richard L. "Enthymeme: The Rhetorical Species of Aristotle's Syllogism." Southern Communication Journal 39 (1974): 207-222.

Levin, Samuel R. "Aristotle's Theory of Metaphor." Philosophy & Rhetoric 15 (1982): 24-46.

Lord, C. "The Intention of Aristotle's Rhetoric." Hermes 109 (1981): 325-339.

McAdon, Brad. "Probabilities, Signs, Necessary Signs, Idia, and Topoi: The Confusing Discussion of Materials for Enthymemes in the Rhetoric." Philosophy and Rhetoric 36 (2003): 223-247.

---. "Reconsidering the Intention or Purpose of Aristotle's Rhetoric." Rhetoric Review 23 (2004): 216-234.

---. "Rhetoric is a Counterpart of Dialectic." Philosophy & Rhetoric 34 (2001): 113-150.

Mezo, Richard E. "An Adaptation of Aristotle: A Note on the Types of Oratory." Rhetoric Review 16 (1997): 164- .

Miller, Arthur B. "Aristotle on Habit and Character: Implications for the Rhetoric." Speech Monographs 41 (1974): 309-316.

Mirhady, David C. "A Note on Aristotle Rhetoric 1.3 1358b5-6." Philosophy & Rhetoric 28 (1995): 405-409.

Modrak, Deborah K. Aristotle's Theory of Language and Meaning. New York: Cambridge UP, 2001.

Molette, Carlton. "Aristotle's Union of Rhetoric and Dramatic Theory." Southern Speech Journal 34 (1968): 47-54.

Newman, Sara. "Aristotle's Notion of 'Bringing-Before-the-Eyes': Its Contributions to Aristotelian and Contemporary Conceptualizations of Metaphor, Style, and Audience." Rhetorica 20 (2002): 1-22.

Nussbaum, Martha. The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1986.

Ochs, Donovan. "Aristotle's Concept of Formal Topics." Speech Monographs 36 (1969): 419-425.

Olian, J. Robert. "The Intended Use of Aristotle's Rhetoric." Communication Monographs 54 (1968): 137-148.

Oravec, Christine. "'Observation' in Aristotle's Theory of Epideictic." Philosophy & Rhetoric 9 (1976): 162-174.

Pomeroy, Ralph. "Aristotle and Cicero: Rhetorical Style." Western Speech 25 (1961): 25-32.

Poulakos, John. "Extending and Correcting the Rhetorical Tradition: Aristotle's Perception of the Sophists. Ed. Christopher Lyle Johnstone. Theory, Text, Context: Issues in Greek Rhetoric and Oratory. Albany : State U of New York P, 1996. 45-63.

Price, Robert. "Some Antistrophes to the Rhetoric." Philosophy & Rhetoric 1 (1968): 145-164.

Quandahl, Ellen. "Aristotle's 'Rhetoric': Reinterpreting Invention." Rhetoric Review 4 (1986): 128-137.

Quimby, Rollin W. "The Growth of Plato's Perception of Rhetoric." Philosophy & Rhetoric 7 (1964): 71-79.

Renehan, R. "Polus, Plato, and Aristotle." Classical Quarterly 45 (1995): 68- .

Roberts, Rhys. "References to Plato in Aristotle's Rhetoric." Classical Philology 29 (1924): 342-346.

Rorty, Amelie Oksenberg, ed. Essays on Aristotle's Rhetoric. Berkeley: U of California P, 1996.

Rosenfield, Lawrence W. "Rhetorical Criticism and an Aristotelian Notion of Process." Speech Monographs 33 (1966): 1-16.

Ryan, Eugene. "Aristotle and the Tradition of Rhetorical Argumentation." Argumentation 6 (1992): 291-296.

Self, Lois. "Rhetoric and Phronesis: The Aristotelian Ideal." Philosophy & Rhetoric 12 (1979): 130-145.

Smith, Craig R. "Ethos Dwells Pervasively: A Hermeneutic Reading of Aristotle on Credibility." The Ethos of Rhetoric. Ed. Michael J. Hyde. Greenville: U of South Carolina P, 2004. 1-19.

Sokolowski, Robert. "Scientific and Hermeneutic Questions in Aristotle." Philosophy & Rhetoric 4 (1971): 242-261.

Speight, Allen. "'Listening to Reason': The Role of Persuasion in Aristotle's Account of Praise, Blame, and the Voluntary." Philosophy & Rhetoric 38/3 (2005): 213-225.

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Steele, Edward D. "The Role of the Concept of Choice in Aristotle's Rhetoric." Western Speech 27 (1963): 77-83.

Swain, Louis Hall. "Aristotle on Cross-Examination." Southern Speech Bulletin 3 (1938): 24-25.

Thompson, Wayne N. "Stasis in Aristotle's Rhetoric." Quarterly Journal of Speech 58 (1972): 134-141.

Thonssen, Lester W. "A Functional Interpretation of Aristotle's Rhetoric." Quarterly Journal of Speech 16 (1930): 297-310.

Wallace, Karl R. "Topoi and the Problem of Invention."Quarterly Journal of Speech 58 (1972): 3897-395.

Warnick, Barbara. "Judgment, Probability, and Aristotle's Rhetoric." Quarterly Journal of Speech 75 (1989):

White, Stephen A., and Pamela Gottlieb. "Sovereign Virtue: Aristotle on the Relation between Happiness and Virtue." Journal of the History of Philosophy 33 (1995): 333- .

Wedin, Michael B. "Keeping the Matter in Mind: Aristotle on the Passions and the Soul." Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 76 (1985): 183- .

Wisse, Jacob. Ethos and Pathos: From Aristotle to Cicero. Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert, 1989.

Zulick, Margaret D. "Generative Rhetoric and Public Argument: A Classical Approach." Argumentation and Advocacy 33 (1997): 109-119.

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