Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Existentialism is often viewed as a morbid philosophy but adapting it to a rhetorical framework reveals a consistent interest in the ontological function of communication. The exchange of discourse and symbols is what ties humans together and existentialism examines the meaning that abounds in life as opposed to attempting to discover the meaning of life. As a rhetorical construct, existentialism provides a critical and unique view of agency and edification as a method of rhetorical practice.
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Gershberg, Zachary, "A rhetoric of existentialism" (2008). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 1756.