Realism and Its Implications for Rhetorical Theory
James W. Hikins
It is clear to everyone that there are many things of the kind we have just indicated [animals, plants, earth, air, fire, and water], and he who would try to demonstrate the more apparent by the less apparent shows that he cannot distinguish what is and what is not evident.
Most people would really rather be realists, once they see their way clear.
-- Thomas Russman2