Rhetoric: The Ancient Egyptian Origin of a Distinctly Human Trait
Ababio, Kofi, The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)
In this paper, my overall claim is that we can trace the origins of rhetoric as an ethical prerogative to the ancient Egyptians (hereafter aEs), and second, argue that rhetoric is a wholly and distinctly human trait not traceable to some speculative animal evolutionary heritage. This position follows, in part, from the emergence of humans before animals in ancient Egyptian mythology and also from the emergence of rhetoric as a feature of human life especially evident and characteristic of complex hierarchical societies such as the civilization of the aEs. In essence, I suggest that rhetoric stands as the original 'third instance' that resolves a thesis and anti-thesis …
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Publication information: Article title: Rhetoric: The Ancient Egyptian Origin of a Distinctly Human Trait. Contributors: Ababio, Kofi - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online). Volume: 1. Issue: 6 Publication date: December 2006. Page number: 109+. © Itabari Zulu Dec 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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