George A. Kennedy’s book, On Rhetoric, reveals flaws in Aristotle’s Rhetoric. But all that has been – and still is – ignored by the community of Rhetoric scholars. Further, Rhetoric focuses merely on forms, says expert, while ‘NewView’ principle adds needed content to form.
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Those who promote Rhetoric as the system to follow in teaching writing have ignored major scholarship advances on Rhetoric in the Twentieth Century. And historical evidence shows Rhetoric blocked progress in the Roman Empire and was a major part of its fall.
Neither modern nor ancient teachers of Rhetoric have ever provided a specific process for creating newness in writing. A new e-book, ‘The Secret DNA of Writing Essays – And Everything Else’, claims to supply such a process for creating new ideas, a system called NewView.