Kairos in Aristotle's Rhetoric

  title={Kairos in Aristotle's Rhetoric},
  author={James l. Kinneavy and Catherine R. Eskin},
  journal={Written Communication},
  pages={432 - 444}
Many authorities have come to recognize the critical importance of the Greek notion of kairos (right timing and due measure) in contemporary rhetoric. But Aristotelian scholars have generally ignored or demeaned Aristotle's use of kairos in his rhetoric, often contrasting it especially to Plato's full treatment in the Phaedrus. This lack of attention has been partially due to faulty indexes or concordances, which have recently been corrected by Wartelle and programs like PERSEUS and IBICUS… 
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