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  • "Rhetoric is one great art comprised of five lesser arts: inventio, dispositio, elocutio, memoria, and pronunciatio."

    Definitions of Rhetoric

  • These were basic melodic and to a certain extent harmonic formulae appropriate to the "affect" being expressed, similar to the concept of inventio in rhetorical theory.

    "Life spans measured in years don’t take into account how fast we live them."

  • Here Baumgarten is importing the traditional rhetorical concepts of inventio, dispositio and elocutio into his system, and conceiving of the latter two, the harmony of the thoughts and the harmony of the expression with the thoughts, as the dimensions in which the potentials for pleasure within our distinctively sensible manner of representing and thinking are realized.

    18th Century German Aesthetics

  • In the 1572 edition there are 32 chapters devoted to inventio and only 20 to iudicium.

    Petrus Ramus

  • This latter part of logic was dominant in the tradition of inventio associated with Agricola

    Petrus Ramus

  • It is easy to understand why he excluded inventio and iudicium from rhetoric, since he regarded them as belonging to dialectic.

    Petrus Ramus

  • This was an extremely radical transformation of rhetoric, which was usually considered to have three additional parts (inventio, iudicium and memoria).

    Petrus Ramus

  • Although it never received as much attention as inventio, iudicium became very controversial in Ramus 'account, and he therefore made large changes to his presentation of it.

    Petrus Ramus

  • As early as L.B. Alberti in his Della pittura (1436), inventio was used to indicate the painter's general material, his ideas and forms; dispositio, the large aspects of ar - rangement or composition; and elocutio, the actual portrayal.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Just as Aristotle and Horace at least implicitly assumed that the writer would use known myth, fable, and history as inventio, so essentially did the Renaissance art theorist, from

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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