Nelson, John S., "Seven Rhetorics of Inquiry," pp. 407-434 in John S. Nelson, Allan Megill, and Donald N. McCloskey, eds., The Rhetorics of the Human Sciences: Language and Argument in Scholarship and Public Affairs. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987.


John S. Nelson


Discusses the rhetorics (rather than the logics) of inquiry in postmodern epistemology: poetics, tropics, topics, dialectics, hermeneutics, ethics, and politics.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline

Field other than Education

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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