Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, and Prudence in the Interpretation of the Constitution
This book initiates a discussion among scholars in rhetoric and hermeneutics in many areas of the humanities. Twenty leading thinkers explore the ways these two powerful disciplines inform each other and influence a wide variety of intellectual fields. Walter Jost and Michael J. Hyde organize pivotal topics in rhetoric and hermeneutics with originality and coherence, dividing their book into four sections: Locating the Disciplines; Inventions and Applications; Arguments and Narratives; and Civic Discourse and Critical Theory. For readers across the humanities, the book demonstrates the usefulness of rhetorical and hermeneutic approaches in literary, philosophical, legal, religious, and political thinking.
Garver, Eugene. “Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, and Prudence in the Interpretation of the Constitution.” In Rhetoric and Hermeneutics in Our Time: A Reader, edited by Walter Jost and Michael J. Hyde, 171-195. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.