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Critical methods and ideology: An international perspective

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This article describes approaches to rhetorical criticism used in recent years, reviews the Critical Systems perspective, and examines the relevance of Critical Systems to rhetorical criticism. The argument is that rhetorical criticism must advance the position for improving the human condition, not simply advance our understanding of human communication.

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Heisey, D.R. Critical methods and ideology: An international perspective. Systems Practice 5, 215–223 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01059942

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Key words

  • critical methods
  • ideology
  • rhetorical criticism
  • critical systems thinking
  • international
  • political
  • communication